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Heat beat Knicks 93-85, clinch Southeast Division

Published: Sunday, July 5 2015 3:24 p.m. MDT

Miami Heat's LeBron James reacts after being hit on the head during the first half of the NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in New York, Sunday, April 15, 2012.  (Seth Wenig, Associated Press) Miami Heat's LeBron James reacts after being hit on the head during the first half of the NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks in New York, Sunday, April 15, 2012. (Seth Wenig, Associated Press)

NEW YORK — LeBron James had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 28 points and nine boards, and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 93-85 on Sunday to clinch the Southeast Division title.

Chris Bosh finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Heat, who pulled away in the fourth quarter of a possible playoff preview. Miami is second in the Eastern Conference and New York came into the game tied for seventh, although they fell back behind Philadelphia after the loss.

Carmelo Anthony scored 42 points for the Knicks, but had only two baskets in the fourth quarter, perhaps tired after playing 43 minutes. New York had its nine-game home winning streak snapped.

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