Heat Can't Lose Again to Knicks

Heat Can't Lose Again to Knicks

Here's an ideal way for the Heat to put a stop to all these questions about last-second situations.
 
Blow out the Knicks in Wednesday's Game 5.
 
Ever since Sunday's 89-87 loss at New York, there's been plenty of talk about why Shane Battier, not LeBron James, was guarding Knicks sharpshooter Carmelo Anthony down the stretch. Anthony hit a key 3-pointer in the final minute as well as one free throw after being fouled by Battier on a three-point attempt to finish with 41 points.

"Every time somebody scores a late-game shot, you guys ask me the same questions," James said to the media Tuesday. "I don't know. I don't know. I'm only one guy. I only can guard one person."
 
And only one guy usually can take a big last-second shot. On Sunday, while James had a hot hand, he was an innocent bystander in the corner when Dwyane Wade fumbled the ball driving down the lane and eventually had to chuck a 3-pointer that clanged off the rim.

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