Knicks Playoff Hopes Crushed By LeBron’s 38 Points
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 38 points, Mario Chalmers added 15 and the Miami Heat survived a 3-point barrage from New York’s J.R. Smith on the way to dealing the Knicks‘ playoff hopes a big blow with a 102-91 victory on Sunday.
Chris Bosh added 14 points and Ray Allen had 12 for the Heat, who remain atop the Eastern Conferencestandings.
Smith made a Knicks-record 10 3-pointers, on an NBA-record 22 attempts, and finished with 32 points. Raymond Felton scored 14 for New York and Carmelo Anthony managed only 13, on 4 for 17 shooting.
Anthony had two points after halftime, while James had 22.
The Heat (53-23) ensured they would finish the day still ahead of Indiana atop the East standings.
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