The Miami Heat own a 3-1 series lead over the New York Knicks as they've continued win on hustle plays in particular. The Heat outrebounded the Knicks 44-35 and had seven offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter.
"Maybe they want it more," Julius Randle said. "I don't know. That's been who we are all year and we got to find a way to step up and make those plays, keep the season alive."
"I think that we found the value in the grind of a regular season," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "In the grind and the struggle. I've said that repeatedly. We found a beauty in that struggle, but without that struggle where we didn't have to find different solutions to win and different guys stepping up so that they had the confidence for these kind of moments. If we didn't have a regular season, then you have zero chance to be able to do that in the playoffs."
"My mindset I think going forward, we're on the brink of elimination, so [give] everything you got," Jalen Brunson said. "That should be the mindset of everybody. No matter what you do, no matter what you have to do, you just got to go out there and give it your all and keep your confidence. I know it's kind of easy to say, but it's a big thing to keep your confidence."