The Knicks battled their way to overtime, but couldn't come away with the win as the Heat took it, 107-103, in Miami. >> Box Score
Down three with 13.2 to play in the fourth, the Knicks inbounded the ball to the Jarrett Jack who got it to Courtney Lee for a 3-pointer. However, Lee went up looking for the foul and the ball was short of the hoop. Luckily, Kristaps Porzingis scooped up the rebound and quickly got it to Doug McDermott, who hit a three to force overtime.
But that effort was all for nothing as the Heat eeked it out in overtime as the Knicks couldn't come through with second left on the clock again.
Lee finished with a team-high 24 points as he went 9-for-16 from the field with three rebounds and one assist.
Michael Beasley looked comfortable against his former team that drafted him No. 2 overall back in 2008. He recorded a double-double with 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 10 rebounds.
🐝🐝 bucket. pic.twitter.com/aeinz3gsdc- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 6, 2018
Porzingis finished the game with 15 points while Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn had 14 and 10 points respectively.
Wayne Ellington led the Heat with 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting (6-16 from three).
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Another heartbreaker on the road. The Knicks offense failed again down the stretch, despite an insane three from Doug McDermott to send it to overtime. They were out of gas and using mostly upper body late and in overtime, and failed to get a bucket when they needed it most. Courtney Lee has struggled late in games to make a big shot, and Michael Beasley did his best to produce offense late.
Kristaps Porzingis had another off night and he clearly does look tired. When the Knicks needed him to drain a shot, he didn't more often than not. This was tough to swallow after they tied it in dramatic fashion. They have got to avoid another road loss to a worse Mavericks team in Dallas Sunday.
4️⃣-pt play to take the lead. pic.twitter.com/IzG7qxLVJ5- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 6, 2018
Trimming the lead... pic.twitter.com/Gq7oO2r9WF- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 6, 2018
What's Next: The Knicks travel to Dallas to face the Mavericks on Sunday at 7 p.m.