Apr 30, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots over New York Knicks guard Landry Fields (2) during the first half of game two in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Well, instead of a swift, violent mauling, this was a gradual, agonizing death. The Knicks defended a bit better, took better care of the ball, and recovered from a succession of Miami runs, but they just couldn't match up. The defensive rotations and rebounding were too spotty and the offense was stagnant and uncreative.
Recap coming up, then it's on to New York.