The Knicks are in Miami on Monday to take on the Heat at 7:30 p.m.
According to STATS...
- The Heat outscored the Knicks by an average margin of 102-87 while sweeping all three games in last year's season series. Miami has now won its last six games versus New York, one shy of the Heat's longest streak ever in the all-time series (seven straight wins twice).
- The Knicks have won four in a row for the first time since April 2014. At 5-2 away from home, New York is tied for the second-best road winning percentage (.714) in the league (Golden State 7-0, 1.000). It is the Knicks' best start through seven road games since opening 5-2 in 2000-01.
- The Heat overcame a 17-point deficit to beat Philadelphia in Miami on Saturday, 96-91. And for the season overall, the Heat rank in the Top 10 in both scoring offense (26.5, 7th) and scoring defense (23.8, 8th) in the fourth quarter.
- Kristaps Porzingis, the fourth overall pick of the 2015 draft, blocked seven shots on Saturday. That was the highest single-game total by any rookie this season, as well as the top mark by any Knicks rookie since at least 1985-86.
- Carmelo Anthony has scored at least 26 points in nine of his last 10 games against the Heat (since April 15, 2012). That includes a 50-point outburst at Miami on April 2, 2013, which is Anthony's best road total ever versus any opponent.
- Dwyane Wade registered season highs with 11 made free throws and 27 points on Saturday. In the process, Wade moved past Dale Ellis (19,004) and Reggie Theus (19,015) and into 49th place on the all-time scoring list with 19,017 career points.