5 Facts: Knicks At Miami Heat

The Knicks continue their road trip and head down to Miami, as they take on the Heat tonight.

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1 The Last Time They Met ...

Despite losing Kristpas Porzingis minutes into the game, the Knicks were able to snap a three-game losing back on Nov. 29 behind 22 points and 14 rebounds from Enes Kanter, as they took out the Heat, 115-86, at The Garden.

Hassan Whiteside missed the game due to injury, but the Heat will have him in the lineup tonight. 

2 Bounce Back

Kristaps Porzingis talks about why it's much more difficult to play without Tim Hardaway in the lineup and whether he thinks he's getting more calls from the refs.

The Knicks will be looking for a better performance out of their star player, Kristaps Porzingis tonight.

Porzingis averaged 27 points a game on 46% shooting in the first 18 games of the season but over the last 8 games, he’s averaging just 19 points per game on 36% shooting and has just 29 points in his past two games.

[Hahn: Adjustments Needed for KP, Knicks]

3 Your Favorite Player's Favorite Player

Wally Szczerbiak and Bill Pidto break down another solid performance from Michael Beasley off the bench in the loss to Washington.

Michael Beasley continued his strong play off the bench Wednesday, scoring 20 points in 25 minutes against the Wizards.

The former No. 2 overall pick is averaging 18.3 points per game in 25 minutes in his last 10 games.

[Dyer: Beasley Becoming Perfect Glue Guy]

4 Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick


Jarrett Jack has been a revelation for the Knicks and the veteran point guard has taken more of a scoring burden recently.

Jack is averaging 10.8 points per game and 5.8 assists in his last five games.

5 Heat Getting Hot

Led by Goran Dragic, the Heat have won their last two contests and seven of 10 and are sitting in seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

Dragic is averaging 16.7 points per game and had a game-high 13 assists in Miami’s win over Detroit on Wednesday.