The Miami Heat took a 2-0 lead in their first round series with the New York Knicks on Monday night with 104-94 win. Unlike Game 1, the Knicks put up a fight on the offensive end of the floor, as Carmelo Anthony did his best in the first half to challenge the Big 3 on the offensive end. But Miami simply had too much firepower, with Dwyane Wade taking the Game 1 baton from LeBron James to lead Miami with 25 points. Wade had 19 in the first half alone, winding his way through traffic and hitting is typically dazzling array of shots.
LeBron facilitated the offense, which was largely run through Wade. The likely MVP finished with nine assists, but also added 19 points in support. The third member of the trio, Chris Bosh, was very efficient on the inside and along the wing, hitting 7 of 12 attempts from the floor and finishing with 21 points. As a team, the Heat had six players in double figures as they continued to push the Knicks, who were with a less than 100 percent Tyson Chandler as he continues to battle illness.
Miami was relatively unchallenged in the first two games, but the series now moves to a raucous and rowdy Madison Square Garden for Game 3 on Thursday.
Stick with this StoryStream for news and updates throughout the first round series between the Heat and Knicks. For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, check out Posting And Toasting, SB Nation's Knicks blog. And for all your news and notes on the playoffs matchups, visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.