By Bombo Ponciano ‘John’ Melo Jr -December 21, 2019 | 2:49 PM
The Miami Heat displayed textbook basketball on Friday to add misery for the New York Knicks, 129-114.
All 10 players inserted by head coach Fil Am Erik Spoelstra scored for the Heat to claim their third straight victory.
Bam Adebayo led Miami with 20 points and eight rebounds as Duncan Robinson and Goran Dragic scored 18 markers apiece.
They dished out 34 assists in 41 made shots to derail the Knicks.
The largest lead of the game was 34 points at some point as Miami nailed 18 three-pointers in total.
New York showed a fight back for the scorching opponent in the remaining ticks of the game.
Bobby Portis carried a large chunk for the Knicks with his 30 points off the bench as the starters made little impact in the game.
With the win, Miami (21-8) moved up to third place overcoming the reigning NBA champion Toronto Raptors (20-8).
The Boston Celtics placed second while the Milwaukee Bucks continue to control the top-seed in the Eastern Conference.
Meanwhile, the Knicks dropped to 7-22 (win-loss) record.