NBA Game Summary - New York at Miami
(Monday, November 28th)
Final Score: Miami 107, New York 94
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade tied a season-high with 33 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 107-94 victory over the New York Knicks at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Jason Williams added 18 points and six assists for the Heat, who ended a two- game slide and won for just the second time in five outings. James Posey tallied a season-high 19 points, thanks to 5-of-9 shooting from three-point range, as Miami recorded its fifth straight win over the Knicks.
Alonzo Mourning scored nine points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked a career-high tying nine shots for Miami, which improved to 7-2 at home this season. Mourning, who is filling in for injured starter Shaquille O'Neal, has recorded 19 blocks in his last three games and increased his league lead to 58 for the season.
"You just react to certain situations and you just have to take advantage of it," said Mourning. "You know guys are going to still attack the rim. It's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time."
Stephon Marbury had 19 points and six assists to lead the Knicks, who have dropped four of their last six games.
Miami started to build its lead in the first quarter. Leading 14-13 five minutes into the contest, the Heat went on an 11-1 run to take a 25-14 advantage. Wade scored four points during the burst, which allowed the Heat to cruise into the second with a 29-20 lead.
The Heat then put the Knicks away in the second. Still ahead by nine points, 33-24, Posey started a 14-4 run with a three-pointer. Wade later capped the burst with a free throw seven minutes into the stanza for a 47-28 lead.
Williams later extended the lead to 20 for the first time with a three- pointer, 55-35, near the three-minute mark. A pair of free throws by Wade towards the end of the half gave Miami a 65-39 cushion going into the break.
New York never threatened in the second half. Miami led 87-62 at the end of three and coasted through the final 12 minutes. Only a late run by the Knicks made the score respectable.
Wade finished shooting 9-of-19 from the field and hit 15-of-18 free throws.
"Dwyane Wade played great," New York head coach Larry Brown said. "He shot more free throws than our team and I don't think he played but 37 minutes."
Udonis Haslem had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Miami, which hasn't lost to the Knicks since February 7, 2004.
New York rookies Nate Robinson and Channing Frye each had double-digit efforts for the Knicks. Robinson tallied 16 points and Frye recorded 12 as the Knicks lost their third straight on the road.
Jamal Crawford had 13 points for the Knicks, who shot 47.6 percent from the field...Miami won the game at the free throw line, hitting 30-of-34 attempts, compared to 10-of-18 for the Knicks...New York never led in the game...The Knicks fell to 2-7 on the road...Mourning has blocked nine shots six different times with Miami
11/29 01:48:29 ET