(NEW YORK) — The New York Knicks 2012 postseason will live another game after Carmelo Anthony put his team on his back and hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 54.5 seconds left to hand the Heat a 89-97 loss on Sunday.
Anthony scored 41 points and Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his return from a cut hand which snapped an NBA-record, 13-game postseason losing streak.
“Tonight was a great win for us, for our fans to finally get over that hump of those consecutive games that we lost, I guess the Knicks, lost over those years in the playoffs,” said Stoudemire.
LeBron James scored 27 points and Dwyane Wade added 22 in the loss but missed a game-winning 3-point attempt in the last seconds which pushed the series back to South Beach.
“We’d love to take the week (off) but it’s not in the cards for us to do that in this round,” Wade said. “You know, we’ll adjust. We play Wednesday in Miami at 7 o’clock. We’ll be ready to play and give our fans another exciting game.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN