Difference Maker: The Knicks’ Bench

Karma could be on the side of the Knicks, since the last time that they played the Heat in the first-round they went onto play the Spurs in the Finals. In addition, during that 1999 season, the NBA also had a lockout shortened campaign, that saw the team hurt by the injury to Patrick Ewing.

Knicks Fall Short in OT

The Knicks lost to the Celtics, 115-111, in overtime, in a game they definitely could have won. New York is now one game below .500 and has not defeated the Celtics in Boston since Jamal Crawford, Nate Robinson and David Lee were all on the team.