Knicks end streak of 8 straight losses to Heat, 98-90

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) – Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and the New York Knicks shot 56 percent to snap a streak of eight consecutive losses to the Miami Heat, beating their rivals 98-90 Wednesday night.

Anthony shot 9 for 12. In his first two games against Miami this season, Anthony shot 10 for 29 and totaled 32 points.

Robin Lopez added a season-high 19 points for the Knicks, who won their third game in a row, and their second on the road in as many nights.

Playing a team ranked second in the NBA in scoring defense, the Knicks found plenty of open shots – and made them. The Knicks’ shooting percentage was the best by any team this season against the Heat, who came into the game allowing opponents to hit only 43 percent.

Chris Bosh scored 28 points for the Southeast Division leaders, who fell to 11-12 against the Eastern Conference. Dwyane Wade scored 18.

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