NBA Game Summary - New York at Miami
(Friday, November 17th)
Final Score: New York 100, Miami 76
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Jamal Crawford came off the bench to score 19 points, as the New York Knicks routed the Miami Heat, 100-76, at American Airlines Arena.
Steve Francis scored 14 points for the Knicks, who won their second straight. Eddy Curry scored 13 points and David Lee added 12.
"It was nice to come here and get a win," New York coach Isiah Thomas said. "I thought our team played with great intensity, great energy and great concentration."
Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and dished out six assists for the Heat, who have lost three straight at home. Udonis Haslem posted 13 points and eight rebounds and Gary Payton added 12 points.
The Heat shot a season-low 29-for-80 (36.3 percent) from the field, and had to do without All-Star center Shaquille O'Neal, who will be sidelined for the next 4-to-6 weeks due to cartilage damage in his left knee. O'Neal has a flap tear in the articular cartilage of his knee, which he suffered in Sunday's game against Houston.
"If Shaquille O'Neal was playing tonight, it would have been a different game," Thomas said.
Miami guard Jason Williams was active for the first time this season, after having undergone arthroscopic knee surgery on July 21st, and scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting.
"My knee felt alright but got a little tight in the second half," Williams said. "We'll see how it reacts in the morning. I just don't feel like me."
Leading 54-49 at halftime, New York exploded on a 24-6 run to open the third capped by a Quentin Richardson dunk with 3:52 remaining, and led 88-63 heading into the fourth. Miami managed to outscore New York by just a point in the final period.
New York closed the first quarter on a 15-2 run -- snapped by a Williams three- pointer at the buzzer -- for a 31-22 lead heading into the second, in which Miami trimmed four points off its deficit to trail by five at halftime.
Richardson had a season-high tying 11 rebounds...Miami swept the 2005-06 series with the Knicks by a 3-0 count and had a seven-game win streak snapped...New York leads the overall series 47-30.
11/17 23:03:18 ET