Sport Knicks vs. Heat: How to watch live stream, TV channel, NBA start time
Heat trade deadline preview: What Miami needs in order to trump East contenders, return to NBA Finals
The Heat could use a talent infusion to repeat as Eastern Conference championsThe Heat struggled with injuries and COVID-19 early this season, but are now 17-8 with Jimmy Butler in the lineup. They've won nine of their past 10 games, and the five-man unit of Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Butler, Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo is outscoring opponents by 18 points per 100 possessions, according to Cleaning the Glass. When the Heat have had their best players available at the same time, they've been as good as ever.
Through 1 Quarter
The Miami Heat are ahead after one, as expected, but they'll have to keep working the rest of the way. It's still tight after one quarter, with Miami leading 21-16 over the New York Knicks.
Centerhas led the way so far for the Heat, as he has four points and two assists in addition to five boards and two blocks. New York hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to five points or fewer.
Fantasy Basketball: Week 14 Starts & Sits, teams to target and position breakdowns
What you need to know to set your lineups for Week 14Teams with four games: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz
This is the first time Miami has been ahead going into the second quarter in the past seven games.
Miami @ New York
Current Records: Miami 22-24; New York 24-22
What to Know
The Miami Heat will take on the New York Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday at Madison Square Garden after having had a few days off. New York will be strutting in after a win while the Heat will be stumbling in from a loss.
Miami was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Friday as they fell 110-105 to the Charlotte Hornets. The top scorers for Miami were small forward(20 points) and shooting guard (20 points).
Meanwhile, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, New York beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-96 this past Saturday. Among those leading the charge for New York was shooting guard, who shot 6-for-12 from downtown and finished with a double-double on 21 points and ten boards in addition to five assists.
Bucks vs. Knicks odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, March 27 predictions from proven computer model
The SportsLine Projection Model has simulated Knicks vs. Bucks 10,000 timesApr 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; NBA referee Brent Barnaky (36) makes a call in the second quarter of a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Charlotte Hornets at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
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The Heat are the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past six games, so buyers beware.
Miami is now 22-24 while the Knicks sit at 24-22. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Miami have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 44.60%, which places them second in the league. But New York is even better: they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 44.30%, which places them first in the league. We'll see if that edge gives New York a route to victory.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden -- New York, New York
- TV: MSG Network
- Online streaming: (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
The Heat are a 3.5-point favorite against the Knicks, according to the latest.
Heat vs. Knicks odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, March 29 predictions from proven computer model
The SportsLine projection model has a pick for the clash between the Heat and Knicks. Here are the resultsApr 9, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; NBA referee Brent Barnaky (36) makes a call in the second quarter of a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Charlotte Hornets at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Heat as a 4-point favorite.
Seefor every single game, including this one, from SportsLine's advanced computer model. .
Miami have won 12 out of their last 18 games against New York.
- Feb 09, 2021 - Miami 98 vs. New York 96
- Feb 07, 2021 - Miami 109 vs. New York 103
- Jan 12, 2020 - New York 124 vs. Miami 121
- Dec 20, 2019 - Miami 129 vs. New York 114
- Mar 30, 2019 - Miami 100 vs. New York 92
- Jan 27, 2019 - Miami 106 vs. New York 97
- Oct 24, 2018 - Miami 110 vs. New York 87
- Apr 06, 2018 - New York 122 vs. Miami 98
- Mar 21, 2018 - Miami 119 vs. New York 98
- Jan 05, 2018 - Miami 107 vs. New York 103
- Nov 29, 2017 - New York 115 vs. Miami 86
- Mar 31, 2017 - New York 98 vs. Miami 94
- Mar 29, 2017 - Miami 105 vs. New York 88
- Dec 06, 2016 - New York 114 vs. Miami 103
- Feb 28, 2016 - Miami 98 vs. New York 81
- Jan 06, 2016 - New York 98 vs. Miami 90
- Nov 27, 2015 - Miami 97 vs. New York 78
- Nov 23, 2015 - Miami 95 vs. New York 78
Injury Report for New York
- Mitchell Robinson: Out (Foot)
Injury Report for Miami
- Gabe Vincent: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Udonis Haslem: Out (Covid-19)
- Victor Oladipo: Out (Illness)
- Kendrick Nunn: Out (Ankle)
- KZ Okpala: Out (Covid-19)
NBA Power Rankings: Suns move up to second as West dominates top five .
Only 3 of the top 10 teams in the rankings are from the East. 1. Jazz (38-12, Last Week No. 1). Casual fans will say that defense/Donovan Mitchell/Rudy Gobert are behind Utah’s run to the top of the standings (and these NBA power rankings). They’re not totally wrong, but the reality is it’s the 3-ball that propelled the Jazz the NBA’s best record. Utah is averaging 43 attempts from three a game — the most per game in NBA history, topping the 2017-18 Houston team — and is hitting 39.5% of them. That’s 17 made threes a game on average, blowing out the previous record of 15.3 per game by those same Rockets.