MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 106-94 on Wednesday night to win the Eastern Conference first-round series in five games.
Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade each scored 19 points for Miami, which meets Indiana in the East semifinals starting Sunday. Mario Chalmers added 10 points for the Heat.
Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 35 points for the shorthanded Knicks, who have not won a playoff series since 2000. Amare Stoudemire scored 14 points before fouling out, Landry Fields and J.R. Smith each had 12 points and Tyson Chandler grabbed 11 rebounds for New York.