The Miami Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals after defeating the New York Knicks 96-92 in Game 6 of their second-round series. It was a closely contested battle that the Knicks led early on, but after the Knicks failed to get a shot up on a potential game-tying possession with under a minute remaining, the Heat pulled away and sealed the game at the foul line.
“You’ve got to give the Heat a lot of credit. They didn’t play like an eight seed, at all,” Jalen Brunson said. “For me, we did a lot of great things this season. We obviously want the team to keep playing, to have the opportunity.
“It stings a little bit, definitely a learning experience. But if you don’t win, you lose.”
Aside from Brunson, who finished 14-for-22 from the field, the other four Knicks starters shot a combined 15.6 percent (5-for-32).
That shoddy statistic included 20 of 24 misses by Randle (15 points) and Barrett (11) as the Knicks fell to 0-15 in their history when trailing 3-1 in a best-of-seven playoff series.