The Miami Heat look to be in a position to complete a first-round sweep of the New York Knicks, as MIami holds a 44-38 lead at the half.
Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire surprised many by wrapping up his injured hand and playing today. He has been a spark, scoring six points in 10 minutes including this nice hoop and foul play.
Both teams have struggled to shoot the ball, especially from behind the arc, with the Heat shooting 0-for-9 from deep and just 38.5 percent from the field while the Knicks haven't fared much better, shooting 0-for-8 from three and just 38.2 percent from the floor.
Carmelo Anthony has carried the Knicks, scoring 18 points, but no other Knick has managed to score more than six. For the Heat, LeBron James has a team-high 15 points while Chris Bosh has been dominant down low with 12 points of his own. Dwyane Wade has nine points.
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