Good evening! We've reached the season's tail, and the remaining Knicks start downslope tonight against the Heat. The biggest health news coming into this one is that Chris Bosh, who is thankfully okay after a pulmonary embolism, will not play tonight, and likely not for the rest of the season. It's a shame, and I hope Bosh is up and back soon enough after a scary couple of days.
The Heat will also play without Goran Dragic, who hasn't completed all the preliminary stuff necessary to suit up.
For the Knicks:
Shane Larkin won't play because he's got strep throat. Carmelo Anthony is done for the season with a hole in his knee. Amar'e Stoudemire and Pablo Prigioni won't play because they aren't on the team any longer. And on that note:
#Knicks not retiring Stoudemire's number 1. Shved will wear it now.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) February 20, 2015
This is your game thread. This is Hot Hot Hoops. Tip-off tonight is at 7:30. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Have some fun out there, Knicks.