On This Date: Raymond Felton leads Knicks to victory over the Miami

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December 6, 2012: Raymond Felton leads the Knicks with 27 points to down the Miami Heat.

In a nationally televised game on TNT, Raymond Felton took charge and led the New York Knicks – sans Carmelo Anthony & Amare Stoudemire – to a 112-92 victory on the road against the Miami Heat & the Big 3.

Felton led the team with 27 points, 7 assists, and 6 three pointers made. Jason Kidd scored 11 points and hit 3 three pointers. The bench helped by scoring a combined 57 points, led by Steve Novak (18 points & 4 three pointers made), JR Smith (13 points & 3 pointers made), & Rasheed Wallace (12 points).

The game was tied by halftime, but the Knicks went on a run of 8 three-point shots made in 8 minutes to build a double digit lead. The team went up by 20 points in the 3rd, but a quick Heat run pulled the lead down to 10 by the end of the quarter. The Knicks extended the lead in the 4th with more threes to put away the game and win by 20.

The Miami Heat’s Big 3 played in the game. LeBron James nearly had a triple double with 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists. However, Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh only combined for 25 points and shot a combined 6-25 from the field.

The Knicks were without Carmelo Anthony after receiving stitches on the middle finger of his left hand he suffered after diving for a loose ball on the Knicks bench in the previous game against the Charlotte Bobcats.1  Amare Stoudemire was still out after undergoing a left knee debridement before the start of the season.  He initially suffered the injury bumping knees with Chris Copeland in training camp.