It's not an excuse they're just better than we are, duh.
My point being that I'm not happy losing to the Heat either. But I'm not going to get worked up because we couldn't beat the best team in the Eastern Conference.
If we lose to the Pacers or the Suns or the Kings or the Blazers, then you'll hear me bitch and moan about it. I bitched and moaned more than anybody (well, probably not, but I did my fair share of whining) after the loss to the Cavaliers where Gallo shot 1-10 from 3 because that's not a game we were expected to lose, and if we lose to a sub-.500 team again I'll be the first to say the Knicks need to step it up. But losing by less than 10 to a Miami Heat team that as of right now looks like the best team in the NBA...no, not really reason to say the Knicks are playing poorly. They're playing great - just not better than the best yet.