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Melo, Knicks start fast before holding off Lakers

Melo, Knicks start fast before holding off Lakers

ESPN.com Updated Dec 13, 2012
Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-107 in coach Mike D'Antoni's return to Madison Square Garden.
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  • Knicks' Anthony leaves with sprained left ankle

    Knicks' Anthony leaves with sprained left ankle

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony sprained his left ankle in the third quarter and was not expected to return to the game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • LeBron, Kobe, Melo, Durant lead 2013 All-Star game vote as 1st …

    LeBron, Kobe, Melo, Durant lead 2013 All-Star game vote as 1st ballot returns released

    yahoo.com Dec 13, 2012
    The NBA announced Thursday the first returns in the fan vote for the 2013 NBA All-Star game, and in news that will shock precisely no one, LeBron James of the Miami Heat and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers stand above their peers as the leading vo…
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  • Preview: Lakers vs. Knicks

    Preview: Lakers vs. Knicks

    purpleandgoldblog.com Dec 13, 2012
    Despite being the only team in the NBA that have yet to lose at home and being a game and a half in front of the defending champions for the top spot in the east, the New York Knicks (16-5) will not be the subject of conversation for tonight's first mat…
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  • James Dolan, according to Madison Square Garden lore, had to be…

    James Dolan, according to Madison Square Garden lore, had to be told who Fmr. Attorney General John Ashcroft was

    yahoo.com Dec 13, 2012
    It is incredibly easy to feel good for New York Knicks fans, as their team races out to a superb 16-5 record as they prepare to take on the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Not only did Knicks fans have to sit through the unea…
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  • Kobe calls Magic to talk Lakers: 'Very helpful'

    Kobe calls Magic to talk Lakers: 'Very helpful'

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant found time on his off day to make a phone call to Magic Johnson to talk about the team.
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  • Dwight Howard, stuck in the middle of another trying season, di…

    Dwight Howard, stuck in the middle of another trying season, discusses how ‘emotional’ he is

    yahoo.com Dec 13, 2012
    Noted provocateur and Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers' latest piece on Lakers center Dwight Howard may come off as a surprise to some, but we're less moved by Howard's admissions.  Dwight Howard cries a lot at things that would make anyone with …
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  • Video - Carmelo Injured In Knicks' Win 01:09

    Carmelo Injured In Knicks' Win

    Dec 13
    Knicks hold off Lakers, 116-107.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: John Hollinger 05:20

    TrueHoop TV: John Hollinger

    Dec 13
    John Hollinger drops in to talk about the Lin-Harden dilemma in Houston, the ongoing problems in L.A., and Dwight Howard's likely destination next season.
  • Video - Kobe: Carmelo Harder To Guard Than LeBron 07:27

    Kobe: Carmelo Harder To Guard Than LeBron

    Dec 13
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Kobe Bryant's comments about guarding Carmelo Anthony.
  • Video - Breaking Down The Knicks' Win 01:44

    Breaking Down The Knicks' Win

    Dec 13
    Kurt Rambis breaks down the Knicks' win over the Lakers.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: No easy way out for Lakers

    Dec 13
    Brian Windhorst sees the Lakers sink to 9-14 with no end in sight
  • Weekend Dime: Top trade targets

    Dec 13
    Which top players are on the trading block? Marc Stein has the latest scoop.
  • ESPN columnist John Hollinger will join Memphis Grizzlies' front office

    Dec 13
    John Hollinger, a fixture of ESPN.com's coverage of the NBA for the past eight seasons, is leaving his role as a columnist to join the front office of the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • ESPN columnist John Hollinger will join Memphis Grizzlies' front office

    Dec 13
    John Hollinger, a fixture of ESPN.com's coverage of the NBA for the past eight seasons, is leaving his role as a columnist to join the front office of the Memphis Grizzlies.