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NEW YORK -- They dont look like the lowly losers of last month. Larry Warford Jersey . The New York Knicks are playing as if its last season -- when they even had mighty Miamis number. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Andrea Bargnani had 19, and the Knicks beat the Heat 102-92 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight victory. "You can tell its different than one month ago," Bargnani said. "Our faces are different, our body language is different." Raymond Felton had 13 points and 14 assists for the Knicks, who seized control with a 16-2 run spanning the third and fourth quarters and beat the Heat for the fourth time in five meetings over the last two seasons. New York was second to Miami in the Eastern Conference last season when it won the series 3-1, but there was little reason to suggest until recently the Knicks were ready to compete with the NBA champions this season. New York is 13-22 but has won four of five in 2014, with victories over San Antonio and Miami -- last seasons NBA finalists. "It wasnt going to last all season like that," Felton said. "We were just going through a slump, now I feel like were out of it." With Tyson Chandler out sick and J.R. Smith stuck on the bench as an apparent punishment, Amare Stoudemire had 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. LeBron James scored 32 points for the Heat, who played without injured starters Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier and didnt get much from Chris Bosh, who was held to six points on 3-of-10 shooting. "All I know about this game is they outplayed us and they earned that win," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Dwyane Wade scored 23 points but missed all six free throws after sitting out the morning shootaround as Miami had its three-game winning streak snapped. "I only missed six," Wade said. "I didnt miss 20. It wasnt that damn bad." Smith didnt play after the reigning Sixth Man of the Years latest trouble, a $50,000 fine when he attempted to untie an opponents sneaker for the second straight game, after hed been warned by the NBA not to do it again. Knicks coach Mike Woodson criticized Smiths behaviour during a radio interview Wednesday but said before the game he wouldnt discuss Smith any longer. But the benching did the speaking for him. Smith often stood far away from the huddle during timeouts, but his teammates sure didnt miss him on the court. Woodson again wouldnt comment after the game, but no Knicks player, not even Smith, seemed to know he wouldnt play. "I didnt know anything about it," Smith said. "I expected to do the same thing I always do. I did my same routine and it didnt happen." Though the roster is different and the results are way worse, Woodson said before the game he believed the things that worked so well against the Heat last season could still do so, and for this night he was right as New York shot 54 per cent from the field. "Were moving forward," Anthony said. "Were taking strides. Were getting better. Were learning from our mistakes weve made in the past and were going to continue to build on this and see what happens." The Knicks surged into the lead late in the third. Bargnani answered back quickly after James blew by him for a dunk, converting a three-point play to tie it and ignite a 9-0 spurt that helped New York lead 75-71 entering the final 12 minutes. New York ran off seven in a row to open the fourth, making it 82-71 on Stoudemires basket, and there was never really a run for the Heat, who couldnt get closer than five from there. "They played a great game," James said. "They made some timely shots." The Heat were opening a six-game trip, but the start of it couldnt be more convenient. They are just a few miles away Friday to visit Brooklyn in a game in which players from both teams will wear nicknames on their jerseys. But the best they can do is salvage a New York split, even after shooting 54 per cent in this one. Miami scored the final seven points of the first quarter to take a 27-21 lead. The Knicks scored 11 in a row early in the second, but Rashard Lewis made two 3-pointers from the corner in the final 1:11 to help the Heat grab a 48-43 halftime edge. Notes: James played in his 800th career game. ... The Heat return to New York on Feb. 1, the night before the Super Bowl just across the river in New Jersey. Alex Okafor Jersey . Locke overcame a shaky start to pitch seven innings and Josh Harrison had three hits to extend his hot streak as the Pirates beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Wednesday night. Mark Ingram Jersey . - Buffalo Bills running back C. 403 Forbidden . - Pete Rose didnt want it to be about him, not on a day when four new members were elected to baseballs most exclusive club.DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Former collegiate standout Steve Johnson upset No. 1 seed Tommy Haas 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2) in the first round of the Delray Beach Open on Wednesday night. It marked the earliest exit of a top seed in this tournament since Haas lost in the first round to Teymuraz Gabashvili in 2010. The No. 1 seed has claimed the Delray Beach title only once in the tournaments 22-year history. Johnson, ranked No. 142 in the world, needed to win two qualifying matches to gain entry into the main draw of the 32-player field. "Ive had a few wins Ill never forget, and this is one of them," said Johnson, a two-time NCAA champion at USC. Johnson, who turned pro in 2012, will next face No. 6 seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain. Johnson had 13 aces in his win against the 35-year-old Haas, who is ranked No. 12 in the world. "I hate to lose, but Im happy for him," Haas said. Lopez needed three sets to move to the next round earlier Wednesday. He rallied to defeat Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Kevin Anderson and Marin Cilic also advvanced on Wednesday. Tommylee Lewis Jersey. Anderson, the No. 4 seed, reached the quarterfinals when Ivo Karlovic retired because of a stomach ailment after Anderson won the first game. Karlovic was a finalist in Memphis last week. Cilic, the No. 7 seed, made easy work of Benjamin Becker, taking only 55 minutes to win 6-1, 6-3 in a first-round match. Cilic has won 14 of his 18 matches this season. The most surprising result of the afternoon occurred in a first-round doubles match when Sekou Bangoura and Vahid Mirzadeh of the United States upset No. 2 seed Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen 7-5, 3-6, 10-5 after learning on Tuesday they would be in the tournament as an alternate. "The other day I was giving lessons, and now Im here," said the 27-year-old Mirzadeh, who lives a short distance away in Wellington, Fla. "A win like this lifts your spirits and shows that maybe I can compete at this level." Bob and Mike Bryan, the No. 1 doubles team, breezed to a 6-1, 6-3 first-round win against Mannarino and Michael Russell. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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