Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/7/12
MIAMI -- Everything seemed to favor the Heat. Miami was at home, where it had set a franchise record with eight straight wins to start the season. The Heat players were more rested, having spent Wednesday night sleeping in their own beds while the New York Knicks were playing a tough game in Charlotte and then flying early in the morning to get to Miami. The Heat was, seemingly at least, more motivated, wanting to prove that a loss to the Knicks earlier in the season and a shocking defeat at the hands of dismal Washington on Tuesday were merely flukes. And the Heat was healthier than the Knicks, who were missing leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, among others, from their lineup. Despite all those factors, the Knicks pulled the upset with an emphatic 112-92 win on Thursday for their second 20-point victory over the Heat this season. "They pretty much kicked our --- in both games," Heat star LeBron James said. "We already thought they were going to be a better team (than las...
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