MIAMI (AP) – Dwyane Wade scored 33 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 107-94 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night.

Jason Williams added 18 points and James Posey had 19 points – including five 3-pointers – to help Miami snap its two-game losing streak and beat New York for the fifth straight time. Alonzo Mourning tied a franchise record with nine blocks, matching the mark he achieved five previous times.

Stephon Marbury scored 19 points to lead the Knicks, who have lost four of their last six.

The Heat took the lead for good after Wade’s basket put them ahead 10-8 with 8:24 remaining in the first quarter.

Posey had three 3s in the second quarter to help the Heat take a 65-39 halftime lead. His final 3 of the game gave Miami its biggest lead at 82-53.

New York closed the game with a 19-8 run over the final 6:40 to avoid a bigger lopsided result.

Wade had six free throws during an 11-1 run that helped the Heat take a 25-14 lead midway through the first quarter. He added 11 points in the second to help Miami take its 26-point lead at the break.

Notes: Knicks center Eddie Curry missed his third straight game with a strained left calf. … New York’s reserves have outscored their counterparts in 12 of the last 13 games. The Knicks reserves outscored the Heat’s reserves 46-18. … The Heat activated center Michael Doleac after he missed the first 13 games with a strained left calf. To make room, rookie forward Wayne Simien was inactive after he experienced back spasms during Monday’s walk-through. … Mourning was assessed two technical fouls in the first quarter but remained in the game because one was a non-unsportsmanlike infraction for hanging on to the rim.

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