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Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks
The Miami Heat (21-13) will host the New York Knicks (17-19) on Wednesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition. Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site
The Knicks were victors of their second straight game on Tuesday, defeating the Atlanta Hawks on the road, 107-101. Carmelo Anthony and Arron Afflalo both contributed the most points for the team with 23 apiece, with Anthony adding 11 rebounds for the double-double. Rookie Kristaps Porzingis contributed a double-double of his own, also hauling in 11 boards to go along with his 17 points. Derrick Williams came off the bench for 15 points as the Knicks have now matched their win total for their entire 2014-15 campaign. New York currently sits at 12th place in the Eastern Conference, but with so little room separating the contenders at the top, all it takes is a strong mid-season run to establish themselves as a lower-seeded Playoff hopeful.
The Heat, first place in the Southeast Division, have also managed to string together a series of wins in the last week, the third of which took place on Monday night with an overtime victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers. Chris Bosh dropped 31 points and had 11 rebounds in the 103-100 win, shooting 13 of 16 from the free throw line in the process. Dwayne Wade added 27 points and 8 rebounds in a match-up that saw Miami shoot only 37.8% from the field, their poorest performance this season. That statistic lies in stark contrast with what they typically muster from the paint, as they rank fourth-best in field goal shooting in the league, averaging 46.2% per game. With the win the Heat improve to 15-7 at home, while sitting at 6-6 on the road. Those seldom road games are about to change for Miami, as they will play 10 of their next 11 contests away from American Airlines Arena.