The New York Knicks extended their season at least one more game after beating the Miami Heat 89-87 to avoid a sweep and halt a National Basketball Association playoff losing streak that stretched back to 2001.
Jeremy Lin won’t play in the rest of New York Knicks’ postseason series against the Miami Heat because he isn’t sufficiently recovered from knee surgery, CBSSports.com reported citing Knicks coach Mike Woodson.
J.R. Smith had 22 points as the New York Knicks captured the No. 7 seed in the National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference to earn a matchup with the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will probably not play against the Dallas Mavericks tonight, while Baron Davis could return to the National Basketball Association team’s roster, coach Mike D’Antoni said.
J.R. Smith came off the bench to score 23 points for the New York Knicks who moved into a tie for seventh place in the National Basketball Association’s Eastern Conference with a 103-65 victory over the Washington Wizards.