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About New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat

The Miami Heat and the New York Knicks are two teams that have been caught up in one of the fiercest rivalries in the NBA. The rivalry was ignited in the mid 1990’s when former Knicks head coach Pat Riley left the New York Knicks to become head coach of the Miami Heat in a highly controversial move.

Their rivalry has been characterized by aggressive and highly defensive games. The playing style is extremely physical and fouls are commonplace. This has been attributed to the highly defensive coaching style of Pat Riley, the man responsible for kicking off the rivalry in the first place.

From 1997-2000, the two teams met in the postseason four years in a row, something which up until that point no NBA teams had ever experienced. The Knicks led the series 3-1, and each series was played until the last game.

In recent years, the rivalry has cooled off a bit, but the embers of that fire are still blazing, waiting to be ignited again

Memorable Matchups between the Heat and the Knicks

With a feud as fierce as the one between the Heat and the Knicks, there are bound to be unforgettable moments on the court. Here are some of the most memorable matchups between these two teams.

Wade Brings on the Heat

This was an important game for Miami Heat at the Madison Square Garden. They were looking to become the first team in NBA history to reach 50 wins in that season and also become the first team in the Eastern Conference with two double digit winning streaks in the same season. A feat not accomplished since the Chicago Bulls pulled it off in the 1995-96 season. With 14 seconds left and the game tied at 96, Dwayne Wade, despite being heavily guarded, managed to score the winning shot. The Miami Heat won 98-96 and accomplished all that they had set out to.

March 15, 2005 – This was an important game for Miami Heat at the Madison Square Garden. They were looking to become the first team in NBA history to reach 50 wins in that season and also become the first team in the Eastern Conference with two double digit winning streaks in the same season. A feat not accomplished since the Chicago Bulls pulled it off in the 1995-96 season. With 14 seconds left and the game tied at 96, Dwayne Wade, despite being heavily guarded, managed to score the winning shot. The Miami Heat won 98-96 and accomplished all that they had set out to.

All Out Brawl

May 14, 1997 – The Heat and the Knicks met in the second round of the playoffs in what would be a fiercely fought series. Going into game 5 at the American Airlines Arena, the Knicks led the series 3-1 and needed to win just one of the final three games in order to make it into the Eastern Conference Finals. Keeping in mind that this took place just two years after Pat Riley left the Knicks for the Heat, wounds were still fresh and it showed on the court. Heat power forward P.J. Brown, while trying to grab a rebound, body slammed Knicks point guard Charlie Ward in a move some speculated was ordered by Riley. The aggression led to a massive brawl on court which resulted in several important Knicks players being suspended for the last two games of the series. The Heat would win the game 96-81 and go on to win Games 6 and 7 as well, giving them a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals.

A History of their Meetings

The Miami Heat and the New York Knicks have played against each other a total of 115 times in the regular season. Here are the statistics for the Miami Heat from all of those matchups.

Games Played Wins Losses Win %age Points Scored Points Allowed
115 53 62 .461 10852 10993

The Heat and the Knicks have met each other a total of 29 times in the postseason. The Miami Heat have won 15 of those games while the Knicks have won 14 games.

Top Players from the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks

The Miami Heat have had many great basketball players on their team. This includes LeBron James, the NBA superstar who helped reignite the Heat and made them playoff contenders once more. Shaquille O'Neal, who helped the franchise secure their first title. Shooting Guard Dwyane Wade holds the record for most points in franchise history and is also a three time NBA Champion.

For the Knicks, one of the most popular and successful franchises in the NBA, numerous talented players have made up their roster in the past. They include Dave DeBusschere, the 2 time NBA Champion and 8 time All Star. He was one of the finest defenders in NBA history. Patrick Ewing, in addition to many franchise records, he is also an 11 time All Star. Walt Frazier, one of the best point guards in the franchise’s history, he is also a two time NBA Champion and a 7 time All Star

Knicks take on the Heat!

The Miami Heat and the New York Knicks are getting ready to meet each other on the court again in this upcoming NBA season. If you’re interested in seeing this clash, be sure to get yourself a pair of Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks tickets today. You will need to check both the Miami Heat schedule and the New York Knicks schedule to find out when their games are going to be held. Take a look at the American Airlines Arena seating charts and the Madison Square Garden seating charts. In this way you’ll be getting the best deal on cheap Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks tickets.

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