The Miami Heat took a 3-0 lead against the New York Knicks Thursday with an 87-70 game 3 victory at Madison Square Garden, the New York Times reports.
LeBron James had a rough third quarter, and actually sat out the last 7 and a half minutes after picking up his fourth personal foul, Reuters reports.
He also had 8 turnovers, but found his rhythm in the 4th quarter.
LeBron James scored 32 points, 17 in the 4th, for the Heat.
"He just has to stay with it," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He had some turnovers, he had some mistakes, but he was able to keep his head in it."
Dwyane Wade also helped his team out with 20 points, while Mario Chalmers added 19.
Forward Chris Bosh, who became a father early Thursday morning, chipped in with 9 points and 10 boards.
Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony had 22 points for the Knicks, but shot only 7 of 23, ESPN v(ia the Associated Press) reports.
The Knicks now face a series deficit no NBA team has ever overcome, The NY Times reports.
This is the Knicks' 13th consecutive playoff game loss, Reuters reports. They have not had a playoff game victory since April 29, 2001.