Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points in his return from a finger injury as the New York Knicks knocked off the Denver Nuggets, 112-106, to stay undefeated at Madison Square Garden.
Anthony, who missed two games with the injury, returned to the starting lineup and proceeded to quickly make his impact known. While he struggled to get off to a fast start, Anthony scored 11 points in the fourth quarter as New York battled back from a four-point deficit and outscored Denver 32-22 in the final 12 minutes.
Ty Lawson chipped in 23 points and six assists for the Nuggets, but it wasn't enough as their inability to hold on to the ball (16 turnovers to New York's nine) hurt them down the stretch.
Denver is now a disappointing 10-11 on the season, while New York stands at 15-5.
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Player of the Game: Tyson Chandler
Anthony was terrific with 34 points, six rebounds, an assist and two steals, but he shot an inefficient 10-of-24 from the field and just 11-of-16 from the free-throw line as he battled the rust from missing the previous two games.
Chandler, meanwhile, needed just eight shots to reach his 15 points while adding 12 rebounds and two blocks in the tremendously solid effort.
Up Next for Denver
The Nuggets continue their road trip when they take on the Pistons in Detroit on Tuesday.
Up Next for New York
New York heads to Brooklyn to take on the Nets in the second installment of the in-state rivalry. It will take place on Tuesday on ESPN.