The lead was shaky at times. The shooting went cold. The building got tense.

There were moments when the Miami Heat looked like they were about to get themselves into trouble.

The unpredictable ride of the eighth-seeded Heat continues,

Bam Adebayo finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds and the Heat topped the New York

“It was great that we were able to hold home court,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

“But we know we have a task in New York.”

“We've got a job to do,” Butler said, “and I think we're very capable.”

“We're kind of fighting an uphill battle,” Brunson said. “Didn't do enough within the 48 minutes.”