Simply put, Carmelo Anthony got the best of him. With the Knicks' season on life support, LeBron didn't exactly show a killer instinct until the final two minutes. He was fairly aggressive, but he didn't exhibit his usual high basketball IQ on the floor. He stepped out of bounds unprovoked, trolled for foul calls and forced tough shots. Incredible and-1 at the end there, though.
Wade botched the final play, but the Knicks played great defense. Wade's fourth-quarter play almost made up for all the missed freebies. As it has been all season, Wade's 3-point attempt total has been a trusty barometer of the Heat's offense. When things are going well, Wade stays inside the arc. When the offense is in disarray, Wade resorts to 3-pointers. Needless to say, Miami's offense was a mess.
Absolutely brutal turnover with less than a minute left, staining an otherwise strong outing from Bosh. This was the Bosh that opposing teams despise. Bosh drew contact practically every time he touched the ball and made a living at the free throw line in Game 4. No excuse for the missed layups, though.
For the first time in a long time, Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire actually played well on the floor together. The Heat had kept Carmelo in check before Game 4, but Carmelo got to the rim relentlessly rather than settling. Erik Spoelstra didn't do the Heat any favors by keeping Shane Battier on Carmelo late in the game.
After Baron Davis was wheeled off on a stretcher with a dislocated right kneecap, the Knicks could have folded. Instead, they played inspired ball. No one gave the Knicks much of a chance in this game, but Carmelo picked a good time to play up to his reputation. Amare Stoudemire gave a huge effort playing with one hand and the Knicks live to play another game.