Miami Heat Not Worried About New York Knicks Come Playoff Time

by April 03, 2013

The New York Knicks can and should feel good about taking the season series 3-1 against the Miami Heat. According to Chris Bosh, however, should they meet in the postseason, the defending champions aren’t sweating these Knickerbockers at all. Per the NY Times: “The Miami Heat are 32-4 at home this season, but half of those losses have come against the Knicks. The Knicks’ 102-90 victory Tuesday at American Airlines Arena was devalued to an extent by the injury-related absences of three Heat players — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers. But that should not take away from the fact that the Knicks won the season series with Miami, 3-1, even though Carmelo Anthony was missing in one of those wins and the Knicks have battled injuries far greater than anything the Heat have faced. Indeed, many of the postgame questions directed at the Heat regarded the confidence the Knicks may have gained against Miami. But Chris Bosh said he was not bothered by such talk. ‘Everybody has confidence against us until we take it away,’ said Bosh, who led the Heat with 23 points. ‘They’re a good team.’ He added of the playoffs, ‘They can feel like they have a chance, but I like our chances.’ […] Erik Spoelstra said the Heat — should they meet the Knicks in the playoffs — will most likely have to make adjustments in defending Anthony in particular and the Knicks’ 3-point shooters in general. ‘We don’t want to leave it to chance,’ he said. ‘They are capable of these types of nights. We just have to do it better and do it harder.'”