Knicks 102, Heat 92: Carmelo Anthony had 29 points, and New York beat Miami for its season-high third straight win. The Knicks 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.
The Knicks won without Tyson Chandler (ill) and J.R. Smith (coach's decision), whose benching came a day after the NBA fined him $50,000 for trying to untie the shoe of an opposing player in two consecutive games. Coach Mike Woodson again wouldn't comment, but no Knicks player seemed to know Smith wouldn't play.
"I didn't know anything about it," Smith said. "I did my same routine and it didn't happen."
LeBron James had 32 points for the Heat, which played without injured starters Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier.
Nuggets 101, Thunder 88: Randy Foye had 24 points and Denver won its fourth in a row after an eight-game losing streak. Kevin Durant scored 30 points for Oklahoma City.
Suns: Point guard Eric Bledsoe will have surgery on his right knee (meniscus tear) and will be sidelined indefinitely. Bledsoe, who has missed the past four games, is averaging 18 points and 5.8 assists for the 21-13 Suns.
-- ASSOCIATED PRESS