GORAN Dragic had 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and the Miami Heat eliminated the New York Knicks from the postseason with a 105-88 win on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) at Madison Square Garden.
James Johnson added 18 points off the bench for the Heat, seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 37-38 record, same as the Indiana Pacers record after a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Josh Richardson had 17 points as Miami (37-38) leaned on its second half surge to improved to 26-8 since opening the season 11-30.
Kristaps Porzingis had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Knicks, who will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season since winning the Atlantic Division in 2012-13. Carmelo Anthony finished with nine points on 4-of-12 shooting.
Derrick Rose did not play due to a sore left knee as New York lost its ninth match in in 11 games.