Anthony scored 50 points for the third time in his career—the first as a Knick—to help down the defending champs sans LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. J.R. Smith added 14 points and six rebounds, Raymond Felton scored 10 points with nine assists, and Kenyon Martin dropped nine points, grabbed six boards, and committed three hard fouls on Miami in the paint.
Chris Bosh led the way for Miami with 23 points to go with six boards. The unlikely trio of Mike Miller, Norris Cole and Ray Allen led the way for Miami in the first half but fizzled down the stretch.
Tyson Chandler returned for the Knicks and scored a single point but played clutch defense to close Miami out down the stretch.
New York moves to 21 games over .500—their high-water mark on the season. They seem to be peaking at just the right time, after a midseason mini-stretch of futility.