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James scores 32, and the Heat send a message in Game 1 against Knicks with 100-67 victory
MIAMI (AP) ' LeBron James scored 32 points before getting the fourth quarter off, Dwyane Wade added 19 and the Miami Heat rode the strength of a 32-2 run to easily beat the New York Knicks 100-67 in Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference first-round series on Saturday.
Mario Chalmers added 11 points and nine assists for Miami, which turned 27 New York turnovers into a franchise playoff-record 38 points.
J.R. Smith scored 17 for the Knicks, who have lost 11 straight playoff games dating to 2001. Carmelo Anthony missed 12 of 15 shots and finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Baron Davis added 10 points for New York.
The Knicks lost starting guard Iman Shumpert to a knee injury in the third quarter.
Game 2 is Monday in Miami.