NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, February 28th (All times eastern)
New York Knicks (24-34) at Miami Heat (30-27), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Miami Heat open up a three-game homestand Saturday by welcoming the New York Knicks to South Beach.
The Heat will be trying to bounce back from a tough loss in Atlanta on Friday. Al Horford pulled down a career-high 22 rebounds to go with 21 points in that one to power the Hawks to a hard-fought 91-83 victory over their Southeast Division rival.
Dwyane Wade finished with 21 points and 10 assists, while rookie Michael Beasley chipped in 23 points for Miami, which failed to win back-to-back games in February, alternating wins and losses in its last nine outings.
Udonis Haslem logged 10 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.
The Knicks, meanwhile, are also coming off a loss to a division rival on Friday. Andre Miller scored 25 points and doled out six assists in that one to help the Philadelphia 76ers sweep the season series from New York for the first time since the 1985-86 season with a 108-103 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Larry Hughes totaled a season-high 25 points against his former team and Al Harrington poured in 23 points for the Knicks, who have dropped two in a row and three of four overall. Nate Robinson scored 14 points off the bench in defeat.
David Lee recorded his 47th double-double and 22nd in a row with 17 points and 11 boards for the Knicks.
New York, which is just 7-20 on the road, has won four straight over Miami, including a 120-115 win in the Big Apple earlier this season. The Heat are a solid 19-10 in South Beach on the year.
02/28 10:34:46 ET