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LeBron scores 38, Heat top Knicks 102-91

  • Article by: TIM REYNOLDS
  • Associated Press
  • April 6, 2014 - 2:50 PM

MIAMI — 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 Conference standings.

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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