Without Melo, Knicks Top Heat 112-92
MIAMI (AP) Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points, and the New York Knicks connected on 18 3-pointers to more than offset the absence of Carmelo Anthony while topping Miami for the second time this season, beating the Heat 112-92 on Thursday night.
Steve Novak scored 18 points, J.R. Smith added 13 and Tyson Chandler scored 13 for the Knicks, who won their fifth straight and moved 1 games clear of Miami for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
Anthony sat out, one night after needing five stitches to close a cut on the middle finger of his left hand.
LeBron James nearly picked up his second straight triple-double 31 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists in Miami's second straight loss.
Source: Associated Press