Found January 13, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks recovered from yet another slow start, while Carmelo Anthony provided a surprising explanation for his own struggles in the first quarter in the past two games, saying he's been fasting for about 15 days. Anthony shrugged off a poor first quarter with a stellar second while the Knicks upped their defensive intensity and went on to a 100-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. The victory ended the Knicks' three-game losing streak as well as a four-game win streak for the Hornets. Anthony scored 27 and Chris Copeland added 22 for the Knicks (24-13), who will travel to London after Monday's practice to face the Detroit Pistons on Thursday. Eric Gordon scored 22 points to lead the Hornets (11-26). After the game, Anthony -- who has been having an MVP-caliber season, marred only by his postgame pursuit of Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett earlier this week -- revealed he has been fasting for about...
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