The New York Knicks put the world on notice last night when they beat the Miami Heat on the road without star Carmelo Anthony. New York torched the Heat for 112 points and held the opponent to only 12 points in the fourth quarter.
As a team the Knicks made 18 three-point shots and they showed everyone just how talented and dangerous they can be. Knicks coach Mike Woodson always had faith in this Knicks team and he believed that they could eventually knock the Heat off the Eastern Conference throne. Woodson spoke to ESPN New York and he talked about the Knicks’ chances of eclipsing the Heat in the conference.
“I think it’s out there, there’s no doubt about that,” Woodson said of the notion that the Knicks can finish atop the Eastern Conference, above the Heat. “I’ve been pushing all along with this team (that) we’ve got to stay at the top of our division and try to win our division and try to host first round at home.”
At this point, the Knicks are the sitting atop the Atlantic Division and are the best team in the Eastern Conference with their 14-4 record. This team is very skillful from top to bottom and their reserves can take over games offensively at any time. From Steve Novak to J.R. Smith, the Knicks can rely on many players aside from Anthony to score.
There is no doubt the Knicks are playing extremely well on both ends of the court, but there still remains one question left unanswered. How will the Knicks play when Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert return?