It won't be this easy on Sunday. Not when the Miami Heat come to town for what suddenly shapes up as a possible playoff preview.

The New York Knicks sure look ready.

Baron Davis scored a season-high 18 points on his 33rd birthday, J.R. Smith had 23, and the Knicks surged into a tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference by routing the Washington Wizards 103-65 on Friday night for their ninth straight home victory.