Need to Know: 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.
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.
Amare Stoudemire scored 12 and Tyson Chandler finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds for New York.
Game Ball: J.R. Smith, who was heaving up 3-pointers left and right, helping keep the Knicks in the game.
What’s Next: The Knicks play at the Raptors on Tuesday, a 7 p.m. game.