Originally written on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL  |  Last updated 10/20/14
The New York Knicks lived to fight another battle on Sunday, as Carmelo Anthony knocked down a game high 41 points while a one-handed Amar’e Stoudemire returned to the starting lineup and racked up a double-double with 20 points as New York squeaked past the Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden 89-87. The two forwards were the only players on the Knicks roster who scored in double-figures; as the pair scored 61 of their team’s 89 points in the victory. The win; their first Playoff victory since 2001, will send them back to Miami trailing their opponents in the match-up by a 3-1 margin. LeBron James knocked down 27 points for the visitors while Dwyane Wade added 22 points in the loss; Wade took the final shot of the game but failed to sink a 24 foot trey, with two seconds to play and New York held on for the win. The final 12 minutes of play would see the teams exchanging the lead throughout the period; with the momentum just going the way of the home team in the final few seconds. Al...

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