Knicks Contain James, Beat Heat at Garden

Win comes as Amar'e Stoudemire voted first Knick to start All-Stars in two decades

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    New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) reacts after scoring in the second half of the Knicks 115-106 victory over the Washington Wizards in their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. Stoudemire broke his own personal mini-slump with 30 points in the victory. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Not this time LeBron.

    Danilo Gallinari and Landry Fields made consecutive 3-pointers in the final 1:18, 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. The performance came the same day it was announced Stoudemire would be the first New York Knicks player to start at the All-Stars in nearly two decades.

    But Gallinari was huge in the fourth quarter, 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 straight after a six-game skid.

    Wade, fighting migraines that forced him to wear goggles, had 34 points and 16 rebounds, but missed all seven shots in the fourth quarter after he was 14 of 15 through three. James was just 7 of 24 for his 24 points.

    The Heat, playing without Chris Bosh because of a sprained left ankle, lost for the fifth time in six games. They managed only 15 points in the fourth quarter as their seven-game winning streak against the Knicks was snapped.

    James tried to pull it out for the Heat, scoring four straight points to put them up 84-83 with 1:32 to go. Gallinari answered with his 3-pointer 14 seconds later, and Fields knocked down another with 49 seconds left, making it 89-84.

    James had consecutive driving layups to cut it to one with 17.5 seconds left, but Raymond Felton sank a pair of free throws for a 91-88 advantage. Mario Chalmers missed a tying 3-pointer, Felton hit another pair from the line, and the Knicks had their biggest victory of their season.