Apr 30, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) drives to the basket as New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith (8) defends during the second half of game two in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The Miami Heat can take a strong grip on their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal against the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Can the Heat take advantage of Amare Stoudemire's injury?
The Miami Heat have the opportunity to take a strangle hold on their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal with the New York Knicks in Game 3 Thursday night. After winning Game 2, Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire lacerated his hand when he punched glass containing a fire extinguisher. That injury is likely to keep Stoudimire out of Game 3.
The Miami Heat's stars have been playing lights out with LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade all scoring more than 19 points in Game 2. James finished with 19 points, nine assists and seven rebounds while Wade and Bosh scored 25 and 21 points respectively.
The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip off from Madison Square Garden in New York City with a national broadcast on TNT.
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