Miami Heat defeat New York Knicks, 93-87

A new pair of green and red Reeboks arrived Thursday and in keeping with the holiday season, Danilo Gallinari wasted no time unwrapping his first Christmas gift and testing them out.

"They feel pretty good," he said. "I like it. We'll see how they work (today)."

The Knicks are back playing on Christmas Day again, they're back on national television and they view their noon game against Miami at the Garden as a chance to show the rest of the league that they are back ...

Maybe it was the Knicks' green uniforms, which are more suited for a game on St. Patrick's Day than on Christmas.

Maybe it was the noon start, which is way too early for your average NBA player.

Whatever the reason, the Knicks were not themselves Friday when Santa left them Dwyane Wade under their tree.

Some gift.

In their 93-87 loss to the Miami Heat, the Knicks hardly resembled the team that had won eight of its last 11 games, including its last six home game...