NBA: New York 100, Miami 80

Dec. 27, 2003 at 10:25 PM
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MIAMI, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Keith Van Horn scored 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting Saturday as the New York Knicks rolled to a lopsided victory, 100-80 over the Miami Heat.

Van Horn topped the 20-point mark for the fourth straight game, three of which the Knicks have won. He had not scored 20 in four consecutive contests since April 2000, when he played for New Jersey.

Allan Houston added 15 points and Frank Williams chipped in 14 in his first NBA start for the Knicks.

New York, which has posted consecutive wire-to-wire wins for the first time since February 1999, held a 65-57 lead with 5:45 left before closing the third quarter on an 18-2 run.

Lamar Odom had 25 points and Eddie Jones 17 for Miami, which had won three straight games and seven of nine but without star rookie point guard Dwayne Wade.

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