Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/12/12
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When the New York Knicks made their second trek to Brooklyn to play the Nets on Tuesday night, the Eastern Conference's top team came into the Barclays Center with one goal on offense. "As soon as the refs came in and they threw the ball up," Knicks center Tyson Chandler said, "we just decided to go to 'Melo." New York executed its plan to perfection, deviating from the script only when forced to by the Nets' stingy D, and Carmelo Anthony held up his hefty end of the bargain, scoring 45 points as the Knicks (16-5) rallied from 17 points down for a 100-97 road win, sending Brooklyn to its fifth consecutive loss. The 45 points were the most for Anthony since being traded to New York in February 2011, and his 27.7 points-per-game average is the five-time All-Star's highest total since his final season in Denver. But after the game, it wasn't 'Melo's scoring prowess, but his unselfishness -- if you can believe that -- that garnered rave reviews in the crowded visitors locker room, h...
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