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Heat turn fans into Garden-variety crowd

Updated: December 18, 2010, 3:53 AM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The fans at Madison Square Garden gave it their best for one half.

They booed the Miami Heat trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh -- especially James -- with passionate fervor. They gave a regular-season game in December the feel of a playoff battle in June.

But just like the New York Knicks' performance, that intensity wasn't long-lasting.

As Miami boosted its lead to double digits in the second half, the energy in the building was ...

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