Posted February 27, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Knicks vs. Heat Tonight!

The ‘new’ NY Knicks with Stat, Melo, and Mr. Big Shot will face up with the Miami Heat tonight 8PM EST ESPN/MSG. The Heat have Lebron, Wade, and Bosh as their mojo. The Knicks are still gelling after the recent upgrade (Carmelo Anthony & Chauncey Billups), and Melo isn’t 100% with a sore right elbow. Knicks – Heat is a rekindled rivalry that originally stems from former Knicks coach Pat Riley moving down to coach and now own the Miami Heat. Their will be a lot of NY fans in the building at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. There is a strong possibility that Lil Wayne – Weezy will be in the building.

”He should be fine,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said. ”He [Melo] didn’t take a whole lot of shots, let’s put it that way, but he ran through everything. Most of the things we did was try to get our defense on the same page.”

”For us, it should be a statement game to come out here and want to beat this team … just make a statement right now going down the stretch,” Carmelo Anthony said. ”I’m pretty sure it’s going to be an exciting game.”

”It’s going to be great. It’s going to be great,” Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire said. ”There’s a lot of New Yorkers here in Miami, proud of the Knicks. It’s going to be fun to play.”

“We know the Heat-Knicks rivalry goes way beyond our years,” Lebron James said. “It basically started with the departure of the man upstairs, coming down here and leaving New York.”

(quotes courtesy full article, foxsports)

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