As of this Knicks-Heat halftime report, New York is playing much better than it did in the first game of their series. But the question on the minds of Knicks fans everywhere is whether the team can pull off a win in Miami tonight.
The Knicks have established that they will go down as easily in the rest of this series than they did in their dismal 100-67 loss in Miami on Saturday, keeping the game tight as of the end of the second quarter.
But in the last minute of the first half, the Knicks seemed not to be playing their hardest, jogging down the court at transition and letting a two-point deficit ballon to six points as the half ended.
But with the score at a respectable 53-47, the Knicks are still in the game, and all of their players are contributing, with good performances so far from Carmelo Anthony at 21 points, and several members of their deep well of bench players, which is one of the team's biggest advantages.
However, with rookie sensation Iman Shumpert out for months with a torn ACL and lateral miniscus and star point guard Jeremy Lin still injured for the time being, it will be difficult for New York to pull off a win over the mighty Miami Heat.
The key will be shutting down Dwayne Wade, who has 19 points to LeBron James' 11 as of halftime, and that may be difficult with Shumpert out.
Tonight would be a huge win for the Knicks as they head back to Madison Square Garden, but it's going to be tough for them to pull it off.