New York 89, Miami 87

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 6, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #13 Monty McCutchen, #49 Tom Washington
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 18 26 17 26 87
New York 20 18 26 25 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 46-20 28-5 18-15 L1
New York 36-30 22-11 14-19 W1

Recap

Knicks 89, Heat 87: Carmelo Anthony put the team on his back with 41 points on 15-of-29 shooting as host New York staved off elimination for one more game.

Amare Stoudemire returned to the lineup and chipped in 20 points and 10 rebounds for the seventh-seeded Knicks, who snapped an NBA-record 13-game postseason losing streak.

Anthony scored eight straight points in the fourth quarter, with the last basket of that stretch tying it up 81-81 with 2:02 left. Someone else on the team finally did some scoring on the next possession, when Mike Bibby buried a 3-pointer to put New York on top, 84-81.

LeBron James countered with his own 3-pointer to tie it but Anthony came back on the other end and drained one from beyond the arc with 54 seconds left.

Miami was called for an over-and-back violation on the next play and Shane Battier committed a foul on a 3-point attempt, giving Anthony three chances at the line. He missed the first two but hit the third to make it a two-possession game.

The Heat had one last chance but Dwyane Wade missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Miami led by as much as 51-40 early in the third quarter before Anthony started to get hot. He scored nine points during a 19-2 burst that put the Knicks on top, 59-53. Anthony totaled 12 points in the third, helping New York take a 64-61 lead into the fourth.

James finished with 27 points on 9-of-21 shooting for Miami.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The series shifts back to Miami for Game 5 on Wednesday. … Wade scored 22 points but went 4 for 11 from the free throw line. … Stoudemire (hand), who was doubtful for the game, ended up playing 34 minutes. … The Heat got just 21 points from everyone but James, Wade and Chris Bosh.

Top Game Performances

Miami   New York
LeBron James 27 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 41
Dwyane Wade 6 Assists Carmelo Anthony 4
Chris Bosh 9 Rebounds Amar'e Stoudemire 10
Chris Bosh 9 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 10
Dwyane Wade 4 Steals Tyson Chandler 2
Dwyane Wade 3 Blocks Tyson Chandler 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 87 41.1 3-19 24-35 20 40 6 8 14
New York 89 42.7 5-22 20-29 16 43 1 6 18

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Knicks have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against New York. The Heat have a W/L % of .717 after a win and .650 after a loss.
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