The Knicks walloped the defending champion Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden last night, 104-84. While it was an impressive win, the Knicks relied too much on outside shots. They shot 19-36 from three-point range.
Carmelo Anthony was solid with 30 points. He often took open shots, although he shot a paltry 10-28 from the field. But the Knicks were +24 when Anthony was on the floor. At one point, he decided to pull up far outside the three-point line, ascended into the air and knocked down the long range bomb.
All in all, the Knicks had six players score in double figures. The Knicks piled up 27 assists and only turned over the ball 12 times. The Heat, on the other hand, committed 21 turnovers and dished only 18 assists.
The Knicks are now 1-0, but need to work the ball inside more often to achieve similar success forthcoming.