New York 94, Miami 106

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #19 James Capers, #30 John Goble, #57 Greg Willard
Attendance - 19754

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New York 24 20 23 27 94
Miami 28 27 26 25 106

Team Records

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

Recap


Heat 106, Knicks 94: LeBron James collected 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and Chris Bosh had a big game as host Miami clinched a series win over New York.

Chris Bosh finished with 19 points and seven rebounds and Dwyane Wade scored 19 for the Heat, who put together a strong defensive effort in the second half to run away with Game 5.

Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points on 15-of-31 shooting for the Knicks, who started Mike Bibby at point guard in place of Baron Davis (knee) and Jeremy Lin (knee).

New York shot 51 percent in the first half but still trailed, 55-44, at the break after the Heat scored on five of their last six possessions of the second quarter. Wade scored six points and Mario Chalmers hit a 3-pointer during the 11-4 surge.

Miami stretched it out in the third quarter as the Knicks went cold from the field, shooting 8 for 25 in the period. Anthony scored nine points in the third but hurt himself by getting called for a technical foul and then fouling Shane Battier on a 3-point attempt.

James hit a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws during a 7-2 spurt midway through the fourth that pushed the lead out to 96-77 with 5:47 left.

New York would creep back to within 11 points but Bosh scored on back-to-back possessions and James hit two more free throws to seal it.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Knicks have not won a playoff series since 2000. ... The Heat will play the third-seeded Indiana Pacers in the second round. They took three of four from the Pacers in the regular season. … Bibby had a strong game for New York, finishing with 10 points, six rebounds and six assists in 36 minutes.

Top Game Performances

New York   Miami
Carmelo Anthony 35 Scoring LeBron James 29
Mike Bibby 6 Assists LeBron James 7
Tyson Chandler 11 Rebounds LeBron James 8
J.R. Smith 6 Free Throws Made LeBron James 13
Landry Fields 3 Steals LeBron James 2
Tyson Chandler 4 Blocks Dwyane Wade 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 94 47.4 4-13 18-21 13 36 5 7 14
Miami 106 43.6 9-19 29-34 20 42 3 7 10

Upcoming Games

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