Good enough to blow out the Miami Heat, on their undefeated home floor, without Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert and Amare Stoudemire?
That is precisely what happened Thursday night on TNT, where Raymond Felton absolutely went off with 27 points and seven assists and the Knicks hit an impressive 18-of-44 of their 3-point attempts to dismantle the Heat 112-92. It marked the second time the Knicks beat the team that knocked them out of the first round last season by exactly 20 points this season.
Is this a simple product of great play by New York, or is something wrong with Miami? Perhaps it’s a combination of both, but for the Heat, they’ve never played worse at home than they did on Thursday with the Big Three intact, according to Ira Winderman of Sun Sentinel: