Heat Blister Knicks with 3’s — Miami 110 NY 96

The Miami Heat Crushed the Knicks, outplaying them on both ends and blistering them with 3’s — en route to the 110-96 victory that wasn’t as close as the final score.

1. Miami’s Robinson Torches Knicks

Miami kept finding Duncan Robinson — the 6’7 shooting guard out of Michigan — in the corners for 3’s, which he hit repeatedly to deflate the Knicks and keep Miami’s lead increasing.

Robinson was 9-13 (7-11 from 3) for 25 points and a +26.

2. Randle Outplayed by Tucker

Julius Randle had a tough game, and was outplayed by new Miami pickup PJ Tucker. Randle had 11 points on 5-12 shooting, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and a -34 in 27 minutes. He was getting booed by Knick fans in Miami.

Tucker meanwhile, had 20 points on 7-9 shooting and a +37.

3. Barrett Played Well; then Didn’t Play

Miami was up by 13 at the half, then put the Knicks away in the 3rd with a 33-21 quarter. The Knick starters were buried.

RJ Barrett played a strong 1st half for the Knicks — and was keeping them in the game before sitting 3 fouls near the end of the 1st half. As the Knick starters were blown off the court in the 3rd, he and the other starters took a seat for the 4th. Barrett only played 24 minutes and had 17 points on 6-11 shooting (3-5 from 3).

Barrett was matched against Jimmy Butler who had his usual strong, efficient game — 22 points on 7-8 shooting and 8-9 from the free throw line.

4. Toppin Terrific

A highlight for the Knicks was the play of Obi Toppin. He led the Knicks in scoring with 18 points on 7-9 shooting (2-3 from 3) for a +20.

5. Other Knicks

Mitchell Robinson was back from an ankle sprain and had 7 points on 3-4 shooting.

Quentin Grimes got 31 minutes and had 6  pts for a +18 and Immanuel Quickley shot well (12 pts on 4-9 shooting) for a +16.

The Boxscore



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