Everything you need to know about the Knicks loss to Miami

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KNICKS BLOWN OUT IN MIAMI

After showing effort and resiliency in each game to start the season, the Knicks lost this one in a laugher.

Knicks Fan TV Postgame

GAME NOTES

After losing a string of close games, the Knicks finally “let the rope go,” as Fizdale put it after the game, and ended up losing in a blowout.

Here are the key takeaways from the game:

  • Miami outscored the Knicks 45-20 in the third quarter. They shot 8-10 from three, while the Knicks missed every attempt they took from downtown (0-8) during the third quarter.
  • Damyean Dotson continues to make the most out of his minutes, after starting the season at the end of the bench. He had 20 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 1 block.
  • The Knicks bench outscored Miami’s bench 47-24, and yet the team lost by 23 points. Fizdale said after the game that he will not overreact to one game but look at the 5 games and decide if any lineup changes are needed.
  • I thought Enes Kanter had his lowest energy game I’ve seen in a while. Forget the defense, he had trouble pulling down a rebound, finishing with only five.
  • This might have been Trey Burke’s worst game as a Knick. He shot 1-10 from the floor and had an embarrassing moment when he dribbled the air out of the ball on offense, missed, and then didn’t get back on defense, leading to an open Miami three.
  • Hezonja’s defense continues to be an issue. He shot 4-15 from the field, so if he doesn’t provide offense, it’s tough for him out there.
  • On to the Warriors!

Highlights from the game

Postgame Interviews

IN A FEW SENTENCES

Damyean Dotson was the bright spot, with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Hezonja’s defense was less than ideal.

Fizdale said he would evaluate the lineups after tonight’s game.

David Fizdale and Dwyane Wade share a nice moment at the end of the game.