Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/10/12
NEW YORK -- Before the game, Denver Nuggets coach George Karl lavished praise on the New York Knicks, saying they possess a "mad-dog personality" and an offense that scares him. They showed exactly what he was talking about in the fourth quarter. The Knicks were down eight points when the third quarter ended, but they rattled off 12 consecutive points en route to a 112-106 win. The Madison Square Garden crowd increasingly fueled the Knicks with full-throated chants of "DE-FENSE" and roars on each basket at the other end. Carmelo Anthony, who missed the previous two games with a lacerated finger, returned against his former team and former coach -- who has a history of offering critiques of Anthony's play. The veteran forward led the Knicks with 34 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. Anthony entered midway through the quarter after getting into foul trouble late in the third. Aside from Anthony, it was yet another balanced effort from the Knicks (15-5), who moved to 8...
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