Tune in at 8:00 PM ET as the Heat take on the Knicks. James Herbert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Hey everybody. Big national TV game here.
People weren't sure if they were going to go through with this game at MSG, but it's happening. And the fans showed up.
Happy that Carmelo is at the 4.
Not sure about starting J-Kidd, but hey.
Mario Chalmers looked awesome and the Heat's offense was terrifyingly good in their opener on Tuesday against Boston.
Carmelo is taking the mic in a moment to address the crowd, it seems.
Carmelo is surrounded by all of his teammates at midcourt with the mic.
He's thanking the fans for showing up and acknowledging the people who have been impacted by Sandy.
There's now a moment of silence for the lives lost due to Hurricane Sandy.
@vinny Loved what Wade said, too.
Ah here we go. Just about to tip.
Heat starters: Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, Shane Battier, LeBron James, Chris Bosh
Knicks starters: Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd, Ronnie Brewer, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler
Yay, Jeff Van Gundy, Mike Breen and Doris Burke. I've missed this.
Ronnie Brewer is wearing a headband and it's weird.
Melo misses a catch and shoot 15 foot jumper on the left side off a feed from Kidd.
Bosh in the post against Brewer, he misses a turnaround jumper on the left side.
Felton finds Anthony in the left corner for a three, no good.
Wade uses a Bosh screen, then backs up and tries to pass to Bosh in the post. It gets stolen, Knicks go the other way and Felton gets a layup. Knicks up 2-0.
Offensive foul on Chalmers. 10:42 on the clock.
Kidd misses a three on the right wing, Bosh gets the board.
James isolates against Brewer, crowd boos him, he drives left and gets to the basket and lays it in easily.
Game tied 2-2 just over two minutes into the game.
Felton runs a pick and roll with Chandler, feeds Anthony on the right side for a long two. He makes it.
Yeah, as m33 said, Felton's layup shouldn't have counted.
Felton uses a Chandler screen, dishes to Melo who passes inside to Brewer. Brewer dishes to a cutting Chandler and Chandler lays it in but it doesn't count. Bosh stepped in to take a charge. Right call.
Good ball movement from the Knicks beforehand, though.
Wow. Bosh is registered for a basket when Kidd tips the ball in on a weird play.