4 Facts to Know for Knicks-Heat

The Knicks look to end a three-game skid tonight, as they play host to Goran Dragic and the Heat.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Knicks

1 Will Kanter Play?

Enes Kanter missed his third straight game with back tightness Monday, but the Knicks’ center is hopeful to be back in the lineup tonight against the Heat.

The Knicks are 0-3 since Kanter was sidelined and will be hopeful the 25-year-old can take the floor and help the Knicks get back on track.

2 Garden Party

Although they lost Monday night to the Blazers, the Knicks are still one of the best teams in the NBA at home. New York sports a 9-4 record this season at the World’s Most Famous Arena, tied for the most home wins in the NBA.

3 Heat Check

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The Heat come into The Garden — pardon the pun — hot, as Miami has won three of its last four games – only falling to the even hotter Cavs. Goran Dragic leads the Heat in points per game, averaging 18.6 this season.

4 Heading to the Charity Stripe

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One of the biggest reasons for Kristaps Porzingis‘ increased scoring has been his ability to get to the free-throw line. Through 18 games this season, KP is averaging 7.3 free-throw attempts per game.

Porzingis was 8-for-9 from the free throw line in Monday’s game against the Blazers and finished with a team-high 22 points.