Found December 05, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
Not that the Heat ever need much motivation to get up for the Knicks. But now theyve got plenty of it. New York walloped Miami 104-84 during the seasons first week. And the Heat are coming off their most embarrassing a loss in a while, a 105-101 setback Tuesday at Washington. Its a good time for it, Miami guard Dwyane Wade said of Thursdays game at AmericanAirlines Arena against New York. The Heat limped home from Washington in the wee hours of the morning and didnt practice Wednesday. They played Tuesday without starting forward Shane Battier, who has missed three straight with a sprained right knee, and top reserve point guard Norris Cole, who has a mild groin strain. They also lost starting point Mario Chalmers for the game midway through the second quarter due to jammed left ring finger. Its unclear who might be ready to go Thursday. But whatever issues the Heat might have, its nothing that has dulled their excitement about another battle with their biggest rival. (The Knic...
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