Knicks beat Suns at buzzer 99-97

Knicks beat Suns at buzzer 99-97

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PHOENIX, AZ - DECEMBER 26: Ronnie Brewer #11 of the New York Knicks lays up a shot past Marcin Gortat #4 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at US Airways Center on December 26, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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by Bob Baum, Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 9:49 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- J.R. Smith sank a baseline 21-footer at the buzzer after a Phoenix turnover with a second to play, giving the depleted New York Knicks a 99-97 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night.

Smith's tough jumper from 15 feet had tied it at 97 with 10.6 seconds left. Then, after the turnover, Jason Kidd inbounded to Smith, who got the shot off as he sailed toward the out of bounds line. Smith scored 27 and Kidd 23.

Jared Dudley had a career-high 36 for Phoenix, including two free throws that put the Suns ahead 97-95 with 34.5 seconds to go.

New York was without the NBA's No. 2 scorer Carmelo Anthony (hyperextended knee) and Raymond Felton (sprained finger), both hurt in the Christmas day loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.

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