Knicks24241919 -- 86Nuggets24232820 -- 95

Carmelo Anthony took over the game in the third quarter and finished with 25 points to lift Denver.

Stephon Marbury, who said he was upset with his role in Larry Brown's system after a four-point night in a loss to the Lakers this week, stayed at point guard for New York. He finished with nine points and nine assists and spent the final seven minutes of the competitive game on the bench with a towel draped over his head.

New York

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24032-8518-3019-49192486Rose 26:343-91-40-5047Davis 15:561-20-01-2012Curry 5:511-11-11-3003Marbury 30:314-111-11-3919Crawford 44:036-182-41-32217Butler 10:212-50-12-3014Taylor 20:362-42-21-6116Richardson 6:571-10-00-0102Lee 19:170-40-27-11140Frye 29:268-176-74-81522Robinson 23:344-115-80-23314Ariza 6:540-20-01-3120

Percentages: FG .376, FT .600. Three-Point Goals: 4-8, .500 (Crawford 3-5, Robinson 1-2, Marbury 0-1). Blocked Shots: 5 (Crawford, Taylor, Frye, Robinson, Curry). Turnovers: 21 (Frye 5, Crawford 2, Butler 2, Taylor 2, Lee 2, Robinson 2, Curry 2, Davis 2, Ariza, Rose). Steals: 7 (Robinson 2, Marbury, Butler, Rose, Frye, Lee).

Denver

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 24035-7624-308-43232595Anthony 35:388-159-120-53425Elson 26:245-82-20-31312Camby 33:318-134-51-132220Johnson 19:562-70-01-5015Miller 37:245-142-43-710212Najera 24:052-42-21-3246Boykins 25:303-112-21-1318Buckner 19:491-31-11-5143Watson 17:431-12-20-1144

Percentages: FG .461, FT .800. Three-Point Goals: 1-11, .091 (Johnson 1-3, Camby 0-1, Anthony 0-1, Buckner 0-1, Miller 0-2, Boykins 0-3). Blocked Shots: 5 (Camby 2, Miller, Johnson, Najera). Turnovers: 16 (Anthony 3, Miller 3, Boykins 2, Johnson 2, Najera 2, Watson 2, Camby, Elson). Steals: 11 (Miller 3, Camby 2, Anthony 2, Boykins 2, Elson, Watson).

A: 18,218 (19,099). T: 2:01.