"Nobody's afraid of the Miami Heat"
-Amare Stoudemire 1/27/11


Miami Heat (43-16)

vs.
New York Knicks (29-27)

Sunday, February 27, 2011 ▪ 8:00PM
American Airlines Arena ▪ Miami, FL












Knicks are back in action on Feb. 27 when they head to Miami to take on the Heat at 8:00 p.m.
  • This is the final of four meetings and the second of two in Miami.
  • New York trails the season series 2-1, winning the most recent meeting 93-88 at the Garden on Jan. 27.
  • New York lost four straight in Miami last winning on Mar. 12, 2008, snapping a seven-game losing streak with a 91-88 win at AmericanAirlines Arena. Jamal Crawford led the way with 23 points and five assists.
  • Amar’e Stoudemire is averaging 26 points and 9.7 rebounds over 40 minutes in three games against Miami. Landry Fields is averaging nine points and 8.3 rebounds. Dwyane Wade is averaging 33.3 ponts and 11 rebounds and LeBron James, 24.7 points and 10.7 rebounds, against New York.


Connections
Andy Rautins and Heat center Joel Anthony were teammates on the Canadian National team coached by Andy’s father Leo, in the 2010 World Basketball Championships in Turkey…Heat guard Eddie House played part of the 2009-2010 season for the New York Knicks after being acquired from Boston with J. R. Giddens and Bill Walker in exchange for Nate Robinson and Marcus Landry on Feb. 18, 2010… Bill Walker played alongside Eddie House in Boston for parts of two seasons from 2008-2010…House played alongside Amar’e Stoudemire in Phoenix under coaches Mike D’Antoni, Dan D’Antoni and Phil Weber during the 2005-06 season…Knicks forward Sheldon Williams, Bill Walker and Eddie House were teammates in Boston for part of the 2009-10 season…Shawne Williams played with Heat center Erick Dampier in Dallas during the 2008-2009 season …Dampier played for the Pacers for the 1996-1997 season when Donnie Walsh served as the President of the Pacers Basketball Corporation… …Shawne Williams and Heat center Jamaal Magloire played together for part of the 2008-2009 season for the Dallas Mavericks.



Starting Lineups

.. Erik Dampier



OFFICIAL JPZ PREDICTION

Knicks- 111

Heat- 109



Screw you Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Johnson, Boozer, and whoever else thought somewhere else is better than New York
Go New York Knicksssss!