5 Facts to Know: Knicks vs. Heat

With just four games remaining in their regular season, the Knicks continue a 5-game homestand against the Miami Heat.

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1 So Far This Season

These teams are playing for the fourth and final time this season.

Miami has won two of the three meetings with the home team winning every game. 

They most recently played on March 21 in Miami, a 119-98 Heat victory.

2 Five Games In

It’s now been five games since Trey Burke was inserted in the Knicks starting lineup.

Burke has excelled in a starting role and is averaging 22.4 points, 8 assists and is shooting 52.7% from the field.

3 Trainer's Room

Enes Kanter discusses what he's doing in order to get back on the floor as he hopes to be back in time to face LeBron James in the Knicks' final two tests.

Both Enes Kanter (back, wrist) and Michael Beasley (illness) did not practice Thursday and do not appear likely to play tonight. 

Expect Kyle O’Quinn to continue to start. O’Quinn was solid on Tuesday against the Magic, finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.

4 Shorthanded Heat?

The Knicks are not alone in their injury woes.

The Heat could be without three key players as Dwyane Wade (wrist, elbow), Goran Dragic (ankle, knee) and James Johnson (ankle) are all questionable.

5 Playoff Positioning

The Heat (43-36) clinched a playoff berth after defeating Atlanta on Tuesday but are still battling for playoff seeding.

With three games remaining, they are currently the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference but are just one game up on both Washington and Milwaukee.