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    Miami Heat Game thread: New York Knicks @ Miami Heat 7:00 10/24/2018 [Game #5]




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    Injury Report

    New York Knicks Miami Heat
    Kevin Knox - Sprained left ankle (Day 2 Day) No injuries to report for tonght's game
    Courtney Lee - Extended neck pain (Day 2 Day) -
    Lance Thomas - Sore left knee (PROB) -
    Emmanuel Mudiay - Sprained right ankle (OUT) -
    Kristaps Porzingis - Left knee (OUT) -

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    MIAMI -- When the New York Knicks visit the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, the injury list may be more impressive than the players actually on the court.

    For the Knicks (1-3), their franchise player, 7-3 power forward Kristaps Porzingis, is out until at least Christmas following knee surgery.

    In addition, rookie lottery pick Kevin Knox, a 6-9 small forward, will miss at least two weeks due to a left-ankle injury, and shooting guard Courtney Lee, who started 69 games last season and averaged 12 points, has yet to play this season due to a neck issue.

    Knox scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 3-of-4 on 3-pointers, in his second NBA game last Friday at the Brooklyn Nets. The next night, he got hurt against the Boston Celtics.

    "I hope it's just for a short amount of time," Knicks coach David Fizdale said of Knox's injury. "I want to get him right back into that promising mode. But I don't think it's a major setback.

    "We don't want to see him sit out. But as a 19-year-old, his development is about three to five years (away)."

    In other words, the Knicks, who have lost three straight games and have not made the playoffs since 2013, are preaching patience.

    But the Heat (1-2), which made the playoffs last season before bowing out in the first round, is in a win-now mode.

    At least two Las Vegas sports books set the Heat win-total line for this season at 43.5, good for seventh place in the Eastern Conference and a date to the playoff if that turned out to be accurate.

    The problem with the Heat so far is that they cannot seem to stay healthy. Forwards James Johnson (abdomen) and Justise Winslow (hamstring) and shooting guards Dion Waiters (ankle) and Wayne Ellington (ankle) are all listed as out for Wednesday's game. In addition, center Hassan Whiteside (hip) and forward Derrick Jones (foot) are listed as questionable.

    So far this season, the Heat has been led by point guard Goran Dragic and wings Rodney McGruder and Josh Richardson.

    Dragic, an 11th-year pro out of Slovenia, leads the Heat in assists (6.3) and ranks second in scoring (18.0).

    "You can bank on what Goran does every night," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told The Miami Herald. "That's why he's an All-Star and one of the best point guards in the league. He's a model of consistency, and he's done it with different kinds of teams and styles."

    But while Dragic, 32, is an established pro, McGruder, 27, has been the surprise of the team so far this season. He went undrafted out of Kansas State in 2016 yet started 65 games for the Heat that season, averaging a modest 6.4 points. Last season, he averaged 5.1 points as injuries restricted him to just 18 games, including two starts.

    This season, McGruder is third on the team in scoring (15.7) and leads in effective field goal percentage (.651), a statistic that adjusts for the value of three- and two-point shots.

    Richardson, 25, a former second-round pick out of Tennessee, leads Miami in scoring (18.7). So far, his scoring has improved every year he has been in the league (6.6, 10.2, 12.9).

    Meanwhile, the Knicks are led in scoring by Tim Hardaway Jr. (27.0), the son of the former Heat star guard.

    Knicks center Enes Kanter is averaging a double-double (19.0 points, 12.3 rebounds), and point guard Trey Burke leads the team in assists (5.3) and ranks third in scoring (13.3).

    (STATS / cbssports.com)

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    Thanks for the Game thread Rady!

    We need this win as much as Lebron needs rogaine

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    Knits a SF tonight. Interesting....

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    8 Nyk score in the 1st... 27-16.

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    27-16 Knicks, 5 Knicks 3s, none for the Heat the difference.

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    Down 2 at the half. This team shows up ready to play hard every quarter under Fizdale, but just not enough firepower out there.

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    Miami turns the tables on the Knicks with a 31-18 2nd qtr to take a 47-45 lead at the half.

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    Burke 1-10... Mia has 20 FT attempts to NyKís 4.

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    The Knicks are playing poorly and Miami has built a double digit lead in the 3rd. Still, some of these calls against the Knicks youíre squinting on the replays to even see where our guy touched their player.

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    Didn't realize Mcgruder who looks to be the best player in the game was 27, 4 yr college player that went undrafted, toiled in the DLeague some. We need to have one of Burke, Mario, Vonleh or Baker turn into a McGruder.

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    No answers for Whiteside. He is annihilating us.

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    Easily the worst quarter Iíve seen from this team so far this season. Down 22 in the 3rd.

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    The good news is that Knits did attempt 1 shot in the second half, unlike last game. Bad news is itís only his second shot since the first quarter.

    Kind of canít be a SG or SF if you canít score.

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    Wsup Rady .... Thanks for the Game Thread .. Fizdale is still playing small-ball .. the Heat took over the game in the 3rd quarter .. Fiz didnt notice Whiteside had 10 rebounds in 15 minute .. Kornet and Vonleh should have been on the court in the 2nd quarter.
    Uh oh something happen to my streaming

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    Whiteside going amok w/o a big out there to contain him. What was a close game is now a Heat blowout 83-57 2:30 left in the 3rd.

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