Looking A Bit Closer At Miami Heat’s Matchup With New York Knicks
In the last game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami had multiple players step up in a game that was a dominant all-around performance for the Heat, for the most part. It was a dominant enough showing for former Miami Heat champion, current Laker, and NBA All-Timer, LeBron James, to specifically note it after the game.
Here is what to watch for in their next one.
Players to Watch
Jimmy Butler will be the one player to look for, securing a record-breaking triple-double in their last game, while also averaging 21.4 points per game this year.
His style of play, from driving to the basket to a renewed shooting inspiration from the three-point line, could prove to be too much for the Knick’s defense. With a wide range of three-point shooters around him, looking at Duncan Robinson, Max Strus, and P.J. Tucker, the Knicks won’t be able to key in on Jimmy, for fear of not allowing an open deep shot.
Bam Adebayo will also play a factor in the paint as well, as he will most likely match up with Nerlens Noel with Mitchell Robinson day-to-day with an ankle injury, one suffered versus the Cleveland Cavaliers per the reports.
Adebayo’s only problem might be, again, staying out of foul trouble. He played a great game in the last one but fouled out with plenty of time left in the fourth quarter.
Luckily, his Heat brethren were still able to secure the victory. Here are a few keys to the game for the Miami Heat.