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New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat: Postgame Grades and Analysis
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Who needs LeBron James and Dwyane Wade?

The Miami Heat do.

LeBron (hamstring) and Wade (ankle) watched from the sidelines as Carmelo Anthony torched the Heat for 50 points, leading the Knicks to a 102-90 victory in Miami Tuesday night.

It was the Knicks' third win against the Heat, giving them the season-series edge. New York also moved back ahead of the Indiana Pacers (in terms of percentage points) for second place in the Eastern Conference.

Miami took an eight-point lead into the half, but Melo scored 15 in the third and the Knicks outscored the Heat by 10.

Chris Bosh and Co. put up some fight in the fourth, but the Knicks began to pull away in the final four minutes, ultimately holding Miami to just 32 second-half points.

Clearly, life without LeBron and Wade isn't all buzzer-beater victories over the San Antonio Spurs for the Heat.

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