Wayne Ellington scored each of his 19 points in the second half, and the Miami Heat handed the New York Knicks their ninth straight loss with a 106-97 victory on Sunday night.

Miami had seven players score in double figures in its second straight win. Dwyane Wade had 15 points and 10 assists, and Hassan Whiteside finished with 13 points and 16 rebounds.

Wade, who plans to retire at the end of the season, received a standing ovation from the Madison Square Garden crowd when he was taken out in the final seconds.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points for New York, and Trey Burke had 16. The Knicks have dropped 17 of 18 overall.

Former Knicks star Carmelo Anthony watched from a courtside seat and waved to the cheering crowd when he was acknowledged on the scoreboard in the first quarter.

Former New York Knick Carmelo Anthony acknowledges the crowd during the first half of the NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Former New York Knick Carmelo Anthony acknowledges the crowd during the first half of the NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, right, and New York Knicks' Tim Hardaway Jr. pose for a picture after exchanging jerseys after the NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, right, and New York Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. pose for a picture after exchanging jerseys after the NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson tries to hold onto the ball during the second half of the NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson tries to hold onto the ball during the second half of the NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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