Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
  1. #1
    Administrator rady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    4,715
    Rep Power
    10

    Miami Heat Game Thread: New York Knicks vs Miami Heat 3/29/2021 7:30 pm [Game #47]





    (22-24) -- (22-24)

    Venue TV TIME
    Madison Square Garden, New York, NY MSG 7:30 PM EST


    Game Preview

    The task of trying to replace Mitchell Robinson begins in earnest Monday night for the New York Knicks -- even if his eventual successor might not yet be on the roster by the opening tip.

    The Miami Heat, on the other hand, are almost certain to have a high-profile reinforcement in uniform.

    A pair of teams beginning playoff pushes in different fashions are scheduled to meet Monday night, when the Knicks will attempt to overcome their latest key injury and extend their winning streak when they host the Heat in a battle of longtime rivals.

    Mitchell Robinson's injury overshadowed the Knicks' third straight win Saturday, when the third-year center suffered a broken right foot in the first quarter of a 102-96 victory over the host Milwaukee Bucks. The visiting Heat suffered a sixth straight loss Friday, when Miami fell to the Charlotte Hornets, 110-105.

    Robinson was playing in just his fourth game since returning from a 15-game absence due to a broken right hand. The 7-footer was injured after he crashed to the floor while battling for a rebound with the Bucks' Brook Lopez. Robinson immediately grabbed his foot in pain and needed help getting off the floor.

    "It sucks, man," said Knicks guard Derrick Rose, who returned Saturday after missing the previous 10 games while battling the coronavirus. "But for someone like him, seeing how hard he worked to get back, for this to happen, it just sucks."

    The injury to Robinson will likely have short- and long-term impacts upon the Knicks' already short-handed rotation. With All-Star power forward Julius Randle (thigh) out Saturday, Robinson was slated for a bigger role before he went down. Nerlens Noel replaced Robinson and pulled down 11 rebounds while playing 31:28, the most he's played off the bench this season.

    Even before Robinson got hurt, the Knicks were linked to four-time NBA rebounding champion Andre Drummond, who was bought out Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers. But Drummond is expected to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. Other potential veteran options for New York include the Oklahoma City Thunder's Al Horford.

    Whomever replaces Robinson will be tasked with trying to help the Knicks complete a surprising surge into the playoffs. New York (24-22), which hasn't made the postseason since the spring of 2013, has already won three more games than it did last season and will enter Monday as one of the Eastern Conference's top six seeds.

    The Heat will likely have some help Monday as Miami -- which won 11 of 12 before beginning its current skid -- tries to snap the losing streak that has left it on the outside looking in on a guaranteed playoff spot.

    Guard Victor Oladipo, who was acquired from the Houston Rockets Thursday, is expected to step into the lineup for the Heat, who will enter Monday in eighth place in the East. The seventh- through 10th-place teams in each conference will participate in a play-in tournament to determine the final two playoff berths.

    But with Oladipo joining a core that includes All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, the Heat feel well-positioned to make another playoff run. Miami reached the NBA Finals as the fifth seed in the East last summer.

    "I'd watch out for us," Heat president Pat Riley said Thursday nigh

    --Field Level Media

    (STATS / cbssports.com)

  2. #2
    Veteran mafra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    9,964
    Rep Power
    26

    Default

    Screw MIA. They made Finals only bc of weird bubble nonsense.

    We are the 4th seed... up 2 on loss side of MIA. We are 0-2 vs Heat, so they win season series tiebreaker. Ergo, this is a huge game folks. Win and we move 3 up with 25 left (our last 9 games come May are a grind!!!!).

  3. #3
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,059
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Wsup Rady .. Thanks for the Game-Thread .... We better listen to Pat Riley, "I'd watch out for us".
    Wow! The Heats on a 6 game losing streak! It would be nice if we make it 7 games tonight.
    The game we really need MitchRob to put STOPPERS on Bam Adebayo from controlling the paint.
    I've never been a fan of Noel, but we need him to step-up big-time now.
    MitchRob is out for the remainder of the regular season .. and Thibs/Woodson/Payton did nothing all season to prepare our 6.9 rookie Obi Toppin for 18 min of playing-time in the midseason.

  4. #4
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,059
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    I have to get me a Quickley jersey asap

  5. #5
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,059
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Obi tie score at 27 on a Toppin drive

  6. #6
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    8,608
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    In a low scoring game like this, a 7 point lead at the half is pretty good.

  7. #7
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,059
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Good first-half fight .. 43 - 36 Knicks at Half-Time
    The starting lineup offense is still worrisome, but good for us we have bench scorers in Quickley, Rose, Burks, and coming soon Obi Toppin.

    One thing I’m starting to love is that even when we look like Shaat, we manage to make the other team looks just as bad...maybe even worse depending on the team lol

  8. #8
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,059
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    All BIG-Props go out to Noel & Gibson for keeping us in the grind the first half of the game

  9. #9
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,059
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Knicks 54 - Heats 61 .. 4 min remain in 3rd Qtr.
    The starters defense aint working when the Heats are scoring on every possession in 4 to 5 minutes .. WSUP Knicks !!!

  10. #10
    Veteran mafra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    9,964
    Rep Power
    26

    Default

    NYK 9-17 from FT line and shooting 5-25 from downtown. There was a play MiA shooter steps a foot out of bounds, plants and shoots and no call.

    MIa had 36 at half but 39 in 4th.

    Guess who wants this game more?

    Randle has 13, Rose and IQ with 10.... we canít score. Gonna be a tough loss.

  11. #11
    Veteran mafra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    9,964
    Rep Power
    26

    Default

    Knicks just allowed 3 offensive rebounds on the same possession, the final coming with 4 NYK around 1 MIa player... and they get rebound and drain a 3....

    Good news is I bet MIa

  12. #12
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,059
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Now .. we are watching the Randle & RJ of last season in the 2nd half of the game .. SORRRY !!!

  13. #13
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,059
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    O.K. put Frank in the game the final 6 min .. along with Quickley Burks Obi and Taj

  14. #14
    Knows the team
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    13,059
    Rep Power
    33

    Default

    Wow .. we missed every shot on 4 consecutive possessions SMH Rose Randle RJ Burks .. soorrry

  15. #15
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    8,608
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Butler took over in the 3rd. Disappointing loss.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 25
    Last Post: Feb 07, 2021, 20:37
  2. Replies: 36
    Last Post: Jan 13, 2020, 22:13
  3. Replies: 37
    Last Post: Jan 28, 2019, 06:22
  4. Replies: 44
    Last Post: Oct 25, 2018, 23:11
  5. Replies: 25
    Last Post: Dec 07, 2016, 11:41

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •