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Jason Kidd, right, James White, Steve Novak, left, (Credit: AP)

Jason Kidd, right, James White, Steve Novak, left, and Tyson Chandler, rear, celebrate with teammate J.R. Smith after Smith hit a game-winning basket against the Phoenix Suns. (Dec. 26, 2012)

Knicks 99, Suns 97

J.R. Smith hit a buzzer-beater to lift the Knicks past the Phoenix Suns, 99-97, on Wednesday at the U.S. Airways Center.

Amar'e Stoudemire celebrates with J.R. Smith after Smith
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Amar'e Stoudemire celebrates with J.R. Smith after Smith hit the game-winning shot against the Phoenix Suns. (Dec. 26, 2012)

Marcus Camby, rear, and Chris Copeland defend against
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Marcus Camby, rear, and Chris Copeland defend against Phoenix Suns' Sebastian Telfair. (Dec. 26, 2012)

Phoenix Suns' Jared Dudley passes around Tyson Chandler.
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Phoenix Suns' Jared Dudley passes around Tyson Chandler. (Dec. 26, 2012)

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Jason Kidd, right, James White, Steve Novak, left,
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Jason Kidd, right, James White, Steve Novak, left, and Tyson Chandler, rear, celebrate with teammate J.R. Smith after Smith hit a game-winning basket against the Phoenix Suns. (Dec. 26, 2012)

New York Knicks' J.R. Smith shoots the game-winning
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New York Knicks' J.R. Smith shoots the game-winning shot over Phoenix Suns' P.J. Tucker. (Dec. 26, 2012)

J.R. Smith drives against Phoenix Suns' Shannon Brown.
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J.R. Smith drives against Phoenix Suns' Shannon Brown. (Dec. 26, 2012)

Steve Novak, left, and Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic
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Steve Novak, left, and Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic chase down a loose ball. (Dec. 26, 2012)

Pablo Prigioni drives against Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic.
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Pablo Prigioni drives against Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic. (Dec. 26, 2012)

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Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry, left, complains
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Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry, left, complains to referee Haywoode Workman, right. (Dec. 26, 2012)

J.R. Smith dunks against the Phoenix Suns. (Dec.
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J.R. Smith dunks against the Phoenix Suns. (Dec. 26, 2012)

Tyson Chandler shoots over Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat.
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Tyson Chandler shoots over Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat. (Dec. 26, 2012)

Jason Kidd passes over Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic
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Jason Kidd passes over Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic and Luis Scola. (Dec. 26, 2012)

Ronnie Brewer shoots over Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat.
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Ronnie Brewer shoots over Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat. (Dec. 26, 2012)

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