From ESPN (Pics added by B.S. Report)
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James started thinking about what a playoff opener against the New York Knicks would mean a few days ago. Amare Stoudemire started talking about taking down the Miami Heat a few months ago.
Here they are.
One of the most hotly contested NBA postseason rivalries of a generation ago is about to be rekindled.
The second-seeded Heat open defense of their Eastern Conference championship — and look to take the first step toward grabbing a bigger prize — when they host Game 1 of the playoffs against the seventh-seeded Knicks on Saturday afternoon. (Read more.)