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Knicks' issue shooting, not passing

Thoughts on New York's struggles, Bogut's injury, more (PER Diem: Jan. 27, 2012)

Updated: January 27, 2012, 3:21 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Toney Douglas and Carmelo AnthonyNathaniel S. Butler/Getty ImagesNew York's 7-11 start has more to do with its shooters than it does the guys setting them up.

The Knicks play the Heat Friday night (8 p.m. ET, ESPN), and undoubtedly you'll hear a lot of comparisons heading into the game, given the teams' former rivalry and the Knicks' slightly less successful imitation of Miami's three-superstars strategy.

And that's where things get a bit weird. Because inevitably, we're going to focus on the difference between the Heat's top-ranked offense and the Knicks' 24th-ranked offense, which is a bit odd juxtaposed against the reputations of the two coaches and organizations.

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