Apr 28, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the first half of game one in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Can the Miami Heat complete a sweep of the New York Knicks on Sunday?
The Miami Heat can close out the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon with a road win at Madison Square Garden. Miami leads the series 3-0 after am 87-70 win on Thursday night. New York needs a win to shorten what is already the longest postseason losing streak in NBA history, currently at 12 games.
The Knicks might have some reinforcements on Sunday. Amare Stoudemire is a game-time decision, after lacerating his hand in a run-in with a fire extinguisher in Game 2. Stoudemire practiced, albeit in a limited role, with his team on Saturday.
Stoudemire's return would help the Knicks, but it may not be enough with Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosch shooting better than 50 percent and LeBron James scoring 32 points in two of the last three games.
Tip off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Eastern, and the game will be broadcast nationally on ABC.
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