LeBron James kept missing, forcing Dwyane Wade to be practically perfect to keep Miami ahead. Once Wade’s hot streak ended, so did the Heat’s dominance of the New York Knicks. Danilo Gallinari and Landry Fields made consecutive 3-pointers in the final 1:18, and the Knicks rallied to beat the Heat 93-88 on Thursday night.
“It’s important for us mentally,” Gallinari said. “We lost two times against them and we wanted to get this win. Now we know we can beat them. It was an important win.” Amare Stoudemire scored 24 points for the Knicks, when he was often the only one in a white jersey to make a shot for three quarters. But Gallinari was huge in the fourth, when New York finally contained Wade after he was 14-of-15 through 36 minutes.
Gallinari finished with 20 points and Fields added 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the Knicks win their second straight after a six-game skid.
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Does this mean we’re going to get Carmelo?
The New York Knicks have overtaken the Los Angeles Lakers as the NBA’s most valuable franchise, and 17 of the 30 teams are estimated to have lost money last season, according to Forbes.
The Knicks’ value rose 12 percent from $586 million to $655 million, the magazine said Wednesday in its annual evaluation. The rise was attributed to increased ticket sales and sponsorships at Madison Square Garden.
The Lakers went up 6 percent from $607 million to $643 million.
NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony has told the Denver Nuggets he will not sign the nearly $65 million contract extension he has been offered unless he is traded to the New York Knicks, a source told ESPN.com on Sunday. The source, using the most definitive language possible, confirmed what has been widely speculated around the NBA over the past two months as Anthony has been at the center of trade talks involving numerous teams.
Think he'd be a good fit for these Knickerbockers…not too many people in the NBA that can put the ball in the hoop like ya boy Melo…we coming for Miami's head…Boston too
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