|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAIts game two of the NBA playoffs tonight at American Airlines Arena between the Knicks of New York and the Heat of Miami. The game can be seen nationally on TNT beginning at 7:00ET.
The "heat" however is all on the Knicks after being destroyed by Miami in game one 100-67 on Saturday. At one point in the second and third quarters, the Heat went on a 32-4 run. In the second quarter alone it was the Heat 30, Knicks 13. Lebron James scored 32 points of his own even though not seeing any action in the fourth quarter. It took only 19 points out of Dwayne Wade to seal the deal. Mario Chalmers contributed 11 points and 9 assists.
For the Knicks, J.R. Smith had to come off the bench to lead their basketball gambling effort with 17 points. Carmelo Anthony who has arguably been the hottest player in the league the past two to three weeks was entirely shut down by Miami as he, Amare Stoudamire and Tyson Chandler were held to 20 percent shooting from the field. In fairness to Chandler, he was apparently ill and running a fever going into this contest. Michael Jordan, he is not, but give him an "A" for effort.
Speaking of effort, the Heat put up a supreme defensive one, holding New York to making just 35 percent of their shots from the field and forcing the Knicks to turn the ball over 27 times. Miami shot 49 percent and were up 39 percent to 33 percent from beyond the arc.
The only bright spots for New York came in the areas of rebounding where they held a 41-38 advantage and free throw shooting where they made 91 percent from the charity stripe, compared to a lowly 73 percent by the Heat.
Past that, it was a long day at the office or in this case at South Beach for the Knicks. As you might expect, Miami is a solid 10 point home online betting favorite on a $110 wager to win $100. Another bet of $110 will be required on the over/under of 185.5 points.