Amar’e Stoudemire scored a team-high 24 points as the New York Knicks surged past the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter to win 93-88.
Landry Fields hit a 3-pointer with 49 seconds left to give the Knicks an 89-84 lead at Madison Square Garden in New York last night. Raymond Felton added four free throws in the final 15 seconds of the National Basketball Association game to seal the victory.
The Knicks outscored Miami 29-15 in the fourth quarter to snap a seven-game losing streak against their opponent and improve to 24-21. The win follows a pair of defeats against the Heat in December.
“We lost two times against them and we wanted to get this win,” Danilo Gallinari said. “Now we know we can beat them.”
Gallinari had 20 points and Fields added 19 as the Knicks got their second straight win.
New York is second in the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division behind the Boston Celtics.
The Heat had a two-point halftime lead, which they extended to 73-64 at the end of the third quarter.
Dwyane Wade led Miami with 34 points, while LeBron James got 10 of his 24 points in the final quarter. Chris Bosh missed the game with a sprained left ankle.
The Heat dropped to 31-14 with their fifth loss in six games and are now 1 1/2 games ahead of the Orlando Magic atop the Eastern Conference Southeast Division.