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NBA Playoffs 2012, Heat Vs. Knicks Game 2: Miami Leads 53-47 After First Half

The Miami Heat lead the New York Knicks by six after one half of Game 2 at American Airlines Arena. The Knicks played much tougher on the offensive end, paced by Carmelo Anthony who went off early in the first quarter. Anthony had 15 points in the first 12 minutes alone, finishing the half with a game-high 21.

But it's still not enough to match Miami, who's scoring with ease on the other end to match every tough bucket that Carmelo has to work for against their defense. While LeBron James exploded in the first half of Game 1, it was Dwyane Wade who took the reins in Game 2, scoring 19 points and clearly taking control on offense right from the start. Both James and Chris Bosh supported Wade with 11 points each, overmatching New York on the other end. Miami is shooting almost 57 percent from the floor.

Despite Anthony's best efforts, Miami just needs to continue their attack on he other end, moving the ball and getting easy buckets.

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.

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