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Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012

'Melo returns as Knicks stay unbeaten at home

AP

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony insists there is no grudge against the Denver Nuggets. He just didn't want his old team — or anyone else — walking into his current home and leaving with a victory.

Anthony returned from a two-game absence with 34 points against his former team, and the New York Knicks beat the Nuggets 112-106 on Sunday night to remain the NBA's lone unbeaten team at home.

Back in the starting lineup after missing two games with a cut on the middle finger of his left hand that required stitches, Anthony twice made baskets in the final 2:08 after Denver had pulled within four points.

"I don't have no hard feelings toward Denver. It was just one of them games that no matter how many runs we went on, they just wasn't going anywhere," Anthony said.

"It was just a matter of us and me not wanting to lose on our home court, protecting our home court. That's something that we always said and we believed in. So there came a point in time in that fourth quarter where it was called upon me to step up."

Jason Kidd scored 17 points for the Knicks, who bounced back from their worst offensive performance of the season a night earlier in Chicago and improved to 8-0 at Madison Square Garden. Tyson Chandler and J.R. Smith each had 15 points.

Thunder 104, Pacers 93

In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Kevin Martin added 24 and the Thunder beat the Pacers for their eighth straight win.

Jazz 117, Lakers 110

In Los Angeles, Paul Millsap scored 24 points, Mo Williams added 22 and Utah won its third straight.

Magic 98, Suns 90

In Phoenix, rookie Andrew Nicholson scored nine of his career-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and Orlando sent struggling Phoenix to its seventh consecutive defeat.

Bucks 97, Nets 88

In New York, Brandon Jennings scored 26 points, Monta Ellis had 24 points and Milwaukee withstood Brooklyn's fourth-quarter rally.

Clippers 102, Raptors 83

In Los Angeles, Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points and the Clippers won their sixth in a row and handed Toronto its 10th consecutive road loss.



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