We can question LeBron's long-range shot selection, but we can't argue with the dazzling results. LeBron was so unconscious that the Knicks actually sent double-teams to James at the arc. He recorded the 30th triple-double of his career on the MSG hardwood he might not own, but certainly leases for a song.
Wade was every bit as aggressive as he's been in recent days, but he had trouble finishing near the rim in traffic and draining his leaning runner. His big 3-pointer at the start of the fourth extended the Heat's lead to 17. Meanwhile, his fierce work on the boards continued and he was characteristically active on the defensive end.
Bosh sized up his one-on-one matchup advantages and exploited them. Given space up top, Bosh launched his face-up J. With a defender in his face, he attacked. He also had a couple of fleet-footed rim runs and positioned himself well for deep catches. Defensively, his rotations were decisive and smart.
Maybe it's a sign of the apocalypse, but you can attribute the Heat's defensive clampdown on the Knicks and Amare Stoudemire to Joel Vincent Anthony. Stoudemire was smothered by Anthony at the elbow, and Anthony's quick feet kept Amare out off the paint. For good measure, Anthony converted an open dunk (!) and blocked three shots.
Once Miami made a concerted attempt in the second half to chase the Knicks' shooters off the line, the Knicks had nowhere to go. Amare was neutralized by Anthony's strong position defense, while the rest of the Heat were poised for quick rotations along the baseline. After that, the ball stopped moving.