Dwyane Wade added 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting and Mario
Chalmers scored 11 as the Heat cruised to their sixth straight win.
Norris Cole and Ray Allen each scored 11 off the bench for Miami,
which shot 60.8 percent from the field.
Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points to lead the Knicks, who dropped
their fourth straight and fell to 9-18 on the road. Tyson Chandler
posted 19 points and 16 rebounds and J.R. Smith scored 11 for New
The Knicks were down 55-50 at the half and were within 64-61 early
the third before going cold. New York went over five minutes without
a point as James and Wade led an 11-0 run, and James added seven
points during a 10-0 run closing the period that sent the Heat into
the fourth up 87-64.
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James added two more baskets and Cole’s layup pushed it to 99-70
with 7:07 left before James took his seat on the bench. The Knicks
ended up shooting 37.3 percent from the field and went 4-of-23 from
beyond the arc.
GAME NOTEBOOK: G Shannon Brown made his debut with the Knicks and
scored six points in 16 minutes off the bench. … New York starting
Gs Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni combined for two points on
1-of-10 shooting. … Miami remained within two games of the Indiana
Pacers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
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