Heat get Hot Late Comeback Knicks 109-95

Carmelo Anthony didn’t take a shot until the game was nearly 4 minutes old. But once he started shooting, good things started happening in a hurry for the Knicks.

He made his first five shots, four of them from 3-point range and barely threatening the rim with any of them. Anthony’s 14 first-quarter points matched a season high, the Knicks led by as many as 14 in the opening minutes and were up 32-23 when the period ended.

It was New York for 3 periods with Melo leading the way.

Then the fourth was all Miami.

The Heat outscored New York 32-18 in the fourth, with Andersen throwing a behind-the-back dime to Bosh that led the way.

Chris Bosh scored 32 points, Mario Chalmers added 18.

Luol Deng and Norris Cole each scored 12 and Chris Andersen finished with 10 for Miami, which posted its biggest comeback win of the season after being down 14 early.

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points for the Knicks, who became the first NBA team this season to be guaranteed of finishing with a sub-.500 record. Melo left in the fourth quarter to get his knee re-taped, but never returned.

Amare Stoudemire scored 14 for New York.

Bosh also had six assists, tying his most as a member of the Heat – who were again without Dwyane Wade, still sidelined by a strained hamstring.

Other Notes

New York was to wear white jerseys, with the Heat opting to wear ”black tie” – a nod to tuxedoes – at home. But the Knicks forgot and played in their traditional blue road uniforms instead. … New York needs to finish 12-18 to avoid having the worst single-season record in franchise history.

Written by Catfish Hughes

Catfish Hughes

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