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Knicks 124, Heat 121: Scenes from the birth of ‘Headband RJ’

Never take that headband off.

Miami Heat v New York Knicks Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

To the old heads like me who remember the ‘90s, beating the Miami Heat never gets old. Riley’s goons are much better than the Knicks this season — as they have been pretty much every season this century — but the ‘Bockers erased a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit Sunday afternoon and stunned the Heat at MSG, 124-121.

To the footage!

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

The Heat led pretty much throughout, though they could never quite put the Knicks away. Reggie Bullock scored all 16 of his points in the second half and Julius Randle (26 points) caught fire late, hitting the go-ahead three.

Kevin Knox had his first good game in forever, scoring 17 points on 6-8 shooting.

But the game ball goes to struggling rookie RJ Barrett, who put on a clinic Sunday with 23 points on 7-10 shooting. Fortunately, two late missed free throws didn’t hurt the Knicks, and were the only blight on RJ’s game this afternoon.

Watch RJ go bully-ball in the post!

Watch RJ steal and dunk!

Here’s a swell play: RJ posting up Tyler Herro, waiting for the double-team, then whipping a pass to Mitchell Robinson for the dunk.

Mr. Miranda will have the recap later. Have a good night everyone.