Heat slip past Knicks behind LeBron, Wade
New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both recorded near triple-doubles as the Miami Heat cruised past the New York Knicks 99-93 Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
The Heat finally solved the Knicks after losing to them in their first two meetings in the season. However, it needed a gutty effort down the stretch from their power duo to carve out a win at MSG.
James and Wade were at the forefront of the Heat attack. James finished with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 dimes while Wade also came up with equally impressive numbers with 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 dimes.
The Heat trailed 59-49 at the end of the first half but a 28-18 run in the third allowed them to get within five points 77-73 entering the final quarter.
The fourth quarter was a back-and-forth battle with James and the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony trading big shots. The Heat had 93-91 lead with 2:29 remaining an LeBron then capped a 6-2 run with a slam dunk to put the icing on the cake after he swiped a pass.
Carmelo Anthony recorded 32 points while JR Smith produced 13 points and 12 rebounds. The Knicks dropped to 35-21 while the Heat tied their franchise best 14th straight victory and improved to 43-14.