NEW YORK - Danilo Gallinari and Landry Fields made consecutive 3-pointers in the final 78 seconds, and the New York Knicks took advantage of LeBron James's miserable shooting night to beat the Miami Heat, 93-88, on Thursday night.
Amare Stoudemire scored 24 points for the Knicks, when he was often the only one in a white jersey to make a shot for three quarters.
But Gallinari was huge in the fourth, when New York finally contained Dwyane Wade after he was nearly perfect through 36 minutes.
Gallinari finished with 20 points and Fields added 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the Knicks win their second consecutive contest after a six-game skid.
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Wade, fighting migraines that caused him to wear goggles, had 34 points and 16 rebounds, but missed all seven shots in the fourth quarter after he was 14-for-15 through three. James scored 24 points on 7-for-24 shooting.
The Heat, playing without Chris Bosh (sprained left ankle), lost for the fifth time in six games. Miami was held to 15 points in the fourth quarter (New York scored 29 in the period) as a seven-game winning streak against the Knicks ended.
James tried to pull it out for the Heat, scoring four consecutive points to give Miami an 84-83 lead with 1:32 to go. Gallinari answered with his 3-pointer 14 seconds later, and Fields knocked down another with 49 seconds remaining, making it 89-84.
James had consecutive driving layups to cut it to one with 17.5 seconds to play, but Raymond Felton made two free throws for a 91-88 lead. Mario Chalmers missed a tying 3-point try and Felton hit another pair from the line.
James came in as the active scoring leader at Madison Square Garden at 30.5 points per game. But forced to play as the power forward with Bosh out, James looked uncomfortable until the closing minutes.
It was another chance for the Knicks to validate what’s been their best season in a decade by beating an NBA power, coming in the first time TNT televised a game at Madison Square Garden in five years and in front of a celebrity-filled crowd that included Howard Stern, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Donald Trump, Magic Johnson, Carrie Underwood and Tracy Morgan.