Madison Square Garden. Whether you love or hate New York, MSG is one of those places you look forward to seeing your team play at. Sometimes the reality doesn’t live up to the hype, but on Sunday, the stars on both teams showed up and gave fans everywhere a game worth watching. The two biggest stars both belong to the Heat, and both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade put on a clinic, combining for 57 points in Miami’s 93-85 victory over the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony showed up big time as well, dropping 42 points in a losing cause. However, he didn’t have much help and as Wade, LeBron, Jordan, Barkley, and many other players over the years can tell you, one player, no matter how good, is not enough.
While James and Wade were the two dominant forces for Miami, the team hadl other solid contributions. Chris Bosh played like a real power forward, going for 16 points, 14 rebounds, and spent plenty of time in the paint. Mario Chalmers, while not having big numbers offensively, did manage to avoid the turnover bug that has been known to bite him. DWade is the guy that really got Miami off and running, scoring 12 of his 28 points in the first quarter. He was also a model of efficiency against the Knicks, shooting over 50% from the floor, and going 8-8 from the free throw line. James, the other half of the dynamic duo, scored 29 points and was good except for the 1-6 from 3pt land. I don’t want to see Bron start chucking up 6-7 shots a game from beyond the arc.
It is still a matter of opinion as to which one of these guys is Batman and which one is Robin. My opinion is that Wade is the lea role, but this season LeBron has made an excellent case for himself as that guy. None of this really matters when the Heat get a good win like this on the road, but this is only one game and as well as these two guys played, this was a tight game until the end. Miami has play like this consistently if they want that NBA Championship trophy in the end.
About the Author
Written by Sean Eckhardt
Univ of Alabama alumni. Born and raised outside Chicago, IL. Currently live in Florida. Some of my favorite teams include the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Heat, and the Florida Panthers. My interests outside of sports include music, outdoor activities, and anything with a motor(cars, bikes, boats, etc...).