Miami, FL (Best E Casino) - Raymond Felton sank six of New York's 18 3- pointers en route to 27 points as the Knicks downed the Miami Heat
, 112-92, at American Airlines Arena. Steve Novak added four shots from beyond the arc for 18 points, while J.R. Smith and Jason Kidd each connected on three from long distance for the Knicks, who won their fifth straight game despite Carmelo Anthony sitting out the contest with a lacerated middle finger on his left hand. LeBron James fell an assist short of his second consecutive triple- double as he finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for Miami, which has dropped its last two. Dwyane Wade contributed 13 points while shooting just 3-for-13 from the floor and Chris Bosh dropped in 12 points on 3-of-12 shooting in the loss.
Final Score: Dallas 97, Phoenix 94
Phoenix, AZ (Best E Casino) - O.J. Mayo drained the game-winning bucket with 34.6 seconds to play and the Dallas Mavericks escaped with an 97-94 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday at American Airlines Center. Mayo finished with a game-high 23 points and five rebounds, Darren Collison netted 16 points, including 10-of-12 from the free throw line, and Brandan Wright added 16 points for the Mavericks, who bounced back from a loss to the LA Clippers on Wednesday. Chris Kaman finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Shawn Marion contributed 10 points and five boards in the triumph. Markieff Morris put home 15 points and ripped down a career-high 17 rebounds, while Goran Dragic added 15, four steals and four assists for the Suns, who have lost five straight games. Luis Scola ended his night with 13 points, while Shannon Brown and Jared Dudley had 11 apiece in the setback.