Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Anthony scores 50, Knicks stop Heat

MIAMI — Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Heat 102-90 on Tuesday night.

Anthony was 18-for-26, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining."I felt good tonight," he said.

"It's an inopportune time to announce my candidacy for defensive player of the year," Miami's Shane Battier said. "Carmelo had a hell of a game.''

Chris Bosh scored 23 for Miami, which was missing LeBron James (hamstring), Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers (both have right ankle sprains). They all are day to day.

Mike Miller added 18 for the Heat, which had a 17-game home winning streak snapped.

around the league: Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, who in 2010 was suspended for pulling a gun in the Wizards locker room, and his cousin, Douglas Gamble, were charged in a 12-count indictment in the death of an Atlanta woman and the attempted murder of another man. His attorney says he is not guilty. … Chris Hansen, who is trying to bring the Kings to Seattle, said fans have requested 44,000 season tickets in the event the team relocates. Today, owners will discuss the sale and a counter-offer from Sacramento. A decision is expected this month. … Greg Willard, who refereed more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died Monday at 54.

Knicks 102, Heat 90

NEW YORK (102): C.Anthony 18-26 7-8 50, Shumpert 3-5 0-0 9, Chandler 0-2 1-2 1, Prigioni 1-1 0-0 3, Felton 4-9 2-2 10, Martin 4-7 1-2 9, Smith 5-15 2-4 14, Kidd 0-2 0-0 0, Novak 1-2 0-1 3, Copeland 1-2 1-1 3, White 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-71 14-20 102.

MIAMI (90): Haslem 3-4 2-2 8, Lewis 0-2 0-0 0, Bosh 6-13 10-10 23, Cole 6-12 1-2 14, Miller 7-12 0-0 18, Allen 5-7 5-5 16, Battier 1-5 2-2 5, Andersen 2-3 2-6 6, Jones 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 30-60 22-27 90.

New York 27 23 28 24— 102

Miami 25 33 18 14— 90

3-Point GoalsNew York 14-27 (C.Anthony 7-10, Shumpert 3-5, Smith 2-3, Prigioni 1-1, Novak 1-2, Copeland 0-1, Kidd 0-2, Felton 0-3), Miami 8-20 (Miller 4-8, Allen 1-1, Cole 1-2, Bosh 1-3, Battier 1-4, Jones 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsNew York 34 (Smith, Martin 6), Miami 41 (Battier, Miller 8). AssistsNew York 17 (Felton 9), Miami 18 (Bosh, Miller 4). Total FoulsNew York 25, Miami 19. TechnicalsC.Anthony, Miller, Miami delay of game, Miami defensive three second. A20,300 (19,600).

Wizards 90, Bulls 86

CHICAGO (86): Deng 5-15 3-3 13, Boozer 9-18 1-1 19, Mohammed 5-12 2-2 12, Hinrich 3-8 0-0 8, Butler 4-13 3-6 13, Gibson 2-3 0-0 4, Robinson 7-16 2-4 17, Cook 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 35-89 11-16 86.

WASHINGTON (90): Webster 2-7 2-2 6, Nene 5-11 0-0 10, Okafor 4-10 2-4 10, Wall 8-17 11-13 27, Temple 1-2 0-1 2, Seraphin 1-5 0-0 2, Beal 3-11 1-2 8, Ariza 3-5 2-2 10, Booker 1-3 0-2 2, Price 5-7 0-0 13. Totals 33-78 18-26 90.

Chicago 24 25 20 17— 86

Washington 18 24 28 20— 90

3-Point GoalsChicago 5-23 (Hinrich 2-4, Butler 2-6, Robinson 1-7, Mohammed 0-1, Cook 0-2, Deng 0-3), Washington 6-13 (Price 3-4, Ariza 2-3, Beal 1-4, Temple 0-1, Webster 0-1). ReboundsChicago 55 (Mohammed, Boozer 12), Washington 57 (Okafor 9). AssistsChicago 21 (Boozer 5), Washington 22 (Wall 9). TechnicalsBoozer, Hinrich 2. A17,319 (20,308).

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