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New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony drives around Minnesota Timberwolves' Derrick Williams in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 in Minneapolis. The Knicks won 100-94. Anthony led the Knicks with 36 poiints and 9 rebounds. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Melo’s 36 lift Knicks over Minnesota


MINNEAPOLIS — Carmelo Anthony had 36 points and nine rebounds, scoring 12 points down the stretch to rally the New York Knicks to a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

Anthony topped 30 points for the 17th time this season for the Knicks, who trailed by 11 with seven minutes to play. But Anthony did all of his fourth-quarter damage in those final minutes, hitting a 19-footer with 1:10 to play that put New York up for good.

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