Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/19/12
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By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- The battle for New York is in danger of becoming lopsided, mostly because New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is playing at a "scary" level, as Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. The Knicks again asserted themselves over their new neighbors, topping the Brooklyn Nets, 100-86 Wednesday night in the teams' first matchup at Madison Square Garden since the Nets' move to the outer borough. Anthony, who missed the past two games, returned from a sprained left ankle to lead the Knicks with 31 points. Tyson Chandler continued to offer his usual stellar defense and contribute offensively, adding 16 points and 12 rebounds while J.R. Smith scored 19 for the Knicks. "There is no doubt in my mind that he is an MVP candidate," Woodson said of Anthony, who was cleared to play shortly before tip-off. "He is playing at a high level and it is scary. It's beautiful to watch." Joe Johnson led the Nets with 17 points while Brook Lopez had 16 poi...
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