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Game Thread: Knicks vs. Heat- 4/15/12

Good Sunday, stewards! We've an exciting afternoon ahead of us. The Knicks are at home to face the Miami Heat, a pretty good basketball team. This game has the usual playoff implications-- New York could further separate themselves from Philadelphia and Milwaukee and gain Boston and Orlando with a win-- and some added intrigue because it's the Heat. As things currently stand, the Knicks would face Miami in the first round of the playoffs, so this could be a bit of a warm-up battle. The Heat have pretty soundly dismantled the Knicks so far this season, but this is a pretty different squad than either of the teams Miami faced earlier in the year. We'll see how it goes.

A few informative tweets:

Brian Windhorst:

Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, Mike Miller back today for Heat vs Knicks. Ronny Turiaf (hamstring) out. Haslem starts at C.

Jamie O'Grady:

Woodson: "Shumpert is starting."

Al Iannazzone:

Carmelo starts out bosh. Landry Fields gets LeBron, Woodson said.

Yup. This is your game thread and this is Peninsula Is Mightier. Comment here if you're watching, but please refrain from posting photos, .gifs, illegal streams, and drawings of frogs playing cellos in the thread. Tip-off's at 1.