The Miami Heat will host the New York Knicks today at the American Airlines Arena as they try and right the ship after losing to the Washington Wizards a few days ago.
One of the most anticipated games the NBA has seen thus far this season, the two teams sit atop the Eastern Conference and New York has already beat the Heat once this year.
Although, Carmelo Anthony is questionable for the game tonight and the Knicks are far from full force, this game has the potential to serve as a wake up call to a Miami team who has basically slept walked their way to 12-4 record.
New York’s confidence continues to grow as different guys step up each game, including the consistently erratic J.R. Smith who hit the game winner for the Knicks in their last game.
Taking on the Heat in Miami will be another hurdle the Knicks attempt to hurdle tonight as they look to establish themselves as legitimate contenders, especially in a weaker Eastern Conference.
Both Carmelo and LeBron can be found high on the list of MVP candidates early in the season, but there are other key match ups in this game as well.