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        === Anthony nets 50, Knicks snap Heat's home winning streak ===
 Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks ended the
 Heat's  17-game  home winning streak, though  the win came with an asterisk as
 Miami  rested LeBron  James, Dwyane  Wade and  Mario Chalmers  for the  second
 straight game.
 Anthony  tied  a career high with  50 points on an efficient 18-of-26 shooting
 night,  including 7-of-10  from behind  the arc,  and the  Knicks pulled  away
 down the stretch for a 102-90 victory at American Airlines Arena.
 "He  was  unbelievable," Knicks head  coach Mike  Woodson said of Anthony. "He
 refused to let us lose tonight. ... He did everything he was supposed to do to
 put us in a position to win."
 New  York,  winners of  nine in a  row, got  14 points from  J.R. Smith and 10
 points and nine assists from Raymond Felton while also welcoming back All-Star
 center Tyson Chandler, who missed 10 games due to a bulging disc in his neck.
 The  Knicks  pulled even  with the  Indiana Pacers for  the No.  2 seed in the
 Eastern Conference behind the Heat with nine to play. They also have two games
 in hand on Indiana.
 Chris  Bosh,  who drained a  game-winning 3-pointer  in San Antonio on Sunday,
 once  again  paced the  Heat with 23  points, while Mike  Miller added 18 with
 eight rebounds in the loss.
 The  matchup lacked  the usual  playoff  atmosphere between  these clubs,  but
 despite  Miami  sitting its  stars and  Anthony pouring in  42 points over the
 first  three frames, it was a tight 78-76 game in favor of the Knicks entering
 the final quarter.
 Anthony  fittingly helped New York close out the win with a jumper in the lane
 and  a  3-pointer on consecutive possessions,  giving his team a 95-88 cushion
 with 3 1/2 minutes remaining.
 Chandler  added a free throw a minute later and blocked Bosh at the rim at the
 other end, and Smith sealed the outcome with a 3-pointer.
 Miami did not make a field goal over the final 7:53.
 "We probably ran out of a little steam in the fourth quarter," Heat head coach
 ERik  Spoelstra said. "They took it to another level and we weren't able to go
 to that level in the fourth quarter."
 Anthony  scored the game's first eight points and had 17 in the first quarter,
 which ended with the Knicks holding a 27-25 advantage.
 Miller stepped up in the second period with 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting, with
 one  of  his three 3-pointers  coming in  the final minute  to give the Heat a
 58-50 lead entering halftime.
 Anthony netted 15 points in the third quarter and assisted on a buzzer-beating
 3-pointer from Steve Novak that gave the visitors a 78-76 edge.
                                   Game Notes
 Anthony  had  two previous 50-point  games ...  Chandler played 24 minutes and
 finished  with just  one point and two  rebounds ... Half of Miami's four home
 losses this season have come against the Knicks ... The Heat fell to 34-3 this
 season when shooting at least 50 percent from the field ... The Knicks won the
 season series, 3-1.
 04/03 00:51:01 ET

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