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2012 NBA Playoffs, Heat Vs. Knicks Game 4: New York Survives Elimination With 89-87 Win

The New York Knicks were able to scratch out a 89-87 win at Madison Square Garden Sunday afternoon, allowing their series with the Miami Heat to go on for another game.

Clutch shooting down the stretch and an incredible 41-point performance from Carmelo Anthony brought the Knicks from the brink to move on.

Amare Stoudemire but in a very inspired performance, overcoming his injury to put up 20 points while shooting 8-of-13 from the field.

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While the Knicks were able to take the lead with a 26-17 advantage in the third quarter, the Heat would not go quietly, as evident by the play of LeBron James who hit a ridiculous amount of shots down the stretch.

James finished the game with a team-high 27 points. Dwyane Wade chimed in with 22 points and six assists and Chris Bosh rounded out the Big Three's efforts with 17 points and nine rebounds.

The Knicks left a window of opportunity for the Heat to tie at the end of regulation, but Wade's buzzer-beater did not fall.

Game 5 is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9.

Stick with this StoryStream for news and updates throughout the first round series between the Heat and Knicks. For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, check out Posting And Toasting, SB Nation's Knicks blog. And for all your news and notes on the playoffs matchups, visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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