Channing Frye forced the third overtime with a buzzer-beating jumper, Jamal Crawford took over from there and the Knicks outlasted Richard Hamilton and the Detroit Pistons, 151-145, last night in New York.
The Knicks withstood their third overtime game in 10 days and Hamilton's career-high 51 points, the first 50-point game against them since Michael Jordan accomplished the feat in 1997. They improved to 4-0 in OT this season, including a pair of triple-overtime games.
Crawford finished with 29 points, 9 in the third overtime. He carried the Knicks after Stephon Marbury fouled out in the second extra period with a season-high 41 points, leaving the already shorthanded Knicks with only two available guards.
Bulls 109, Heat 103 -- Ben Gordon scored a career-high 40 points off the bench to lead host Chicago over shorthanded Miami, which lost Dwyane Wade to a sprained wrist in the first quarter.
Gordon became the first Bulls player to score 40 points in a game since Jordan also had 40 April 5, 1998, at Houston.
The Heat played most of the game without Wade, who sprained his right wrist midway through the first. He went to the locker room for X-rays, which were negative, and didn't return for precautionary reasons.
Wizards 114, Bobcats 107 -- Gilbert Arenas scored 39 points and outdueled Gerald Wallace down the stretch as visiting Washington won its fourth straight game.
Arenas had a 3-pointer, a backdoor layup, and drew a charge that fouled out Raymond Felton in the final four minutes for the Wizards, who became the first NBA team in 12 seasons to score 106 or more points in 12 consecutive games.
Wallace scored 40 points -- one shy of his career-high -- and added 14 rebounds and six steals.
Lakers 106, Magic 93 -- Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and Smush Parker added 20, helping Los Angeles improve to 3-0 on a six-game road trip and hand Orlando its third straight loss.
Rockets 96, Nets 71 -- Shane Battier hit a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points, and Houston limited host New Jersey to 33 percent shooting.
Kings 101, 76ers 76 -- Ron Artest provided a spark in his return to the Sacramento lineup with 10 points and four rebounds and Mike Bibby had 21 points and six assists in a victory over visiting Philadelphia.
Raptors 100, Timberwolves 97 -- T.J. Ford scored 28 points and host Toronto improved to 6-4 without leading scorer Chris Bosh (knee) by beating Minnesota.
Trail Blazers 100, Hornets 85 -- Zach Randolph had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and host Portland beat New Orleans for its sixth win in eight games.
Cavaliers 89, Hawks 76 -- LeBron James scored 27 points and Cleveland ended a four-game road skid by handing Atlanta its fifth consecutive loss.
Bucks 112, Grizzlies 96 -- Andrew Bogut and Michael Redd each scored 20 points, and visiting Milwaukee beat Memphis for its sixth straight win, its longest winning streak in four years.