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The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, right, takes an awkward shot against Shane Battier of the Heat during the teams’ meeting on April 2, 2013, at American Airlines Arena in Miami. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Melo Lights Up Short-Handed Heat For 50 Points As Knicks Win 9th Straight

Carmelo Anthony released his final shot of the night then skipped backward, already knowing the outcome. The shot was good. For Anthony and the New York Knicks, the outcome was even better.


The Knicks’ J.R. Smith celebrates during the game against the Charlotte Bobcats on March 29, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Smith’s Incredible Roll Continues, Knicks Run Winning Streak To NBA-Best 7

J.R. Smith hasn’t had a run like this since high school. No NBA reserve has in more than two decades.


The Knicks’ J.R. Smith, right, shoots against Memphis’ Tayshaun Prince on March 27, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Have Their Way With One Of NBA’s Best Defensive Clubs, Handle Grizzlies

Look who has the NBA’s longest winning streak now.


The Celtics’ Paul Pierce, right, is fouled by the Knicks’ Iman Shumpert during the game on March 26, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Smith, Anthony Do The Heavy Lifting As Knicks Blast Celtics In Boston

J.R. Smith scored 32 points, Carmelo Anthony added 29 and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to five games with a 100-85 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.


The Knicks’ Chris Copeland high-fives teammate Carmelo Anthony, right, during their game against the Magic on March 20, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Like Night And Day: Melo Returns, Knicks A Different Team On Offense

Mike Woodson got the answer he was looking for just 22 seconds into the game. That’s how long it took Carmelo Anthony to show he was back, pulling up comfortably for a 3-pointer on New York’s first possession.


The Knicks' J.R. SMith, right, goes to the hoop against the Thunder on March 7, 2-13 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

J.R. Does It All Until Final Shot, Knicks Lose By 1 To Thunder

The Kevin Durant-Carmelo Anthony duel was postponed, though J.R. Smith filled in nicely – for three quarters.


Raymond Felton, center, J.R. Smith, left, and Tyson Chandler, right (credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

With Melo Sidelined, Felton Ramps Up His Game In Knicks’ Win Over Pistons

Raymond Felton scored 26 points, and the New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons 87-77 on Wednesday night despite Carmelo Anthony’s absence.


The Knicks’ Raymond Felton the Wizards’ John Wall during the game at the on March 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks To Take 3-Game Win Streak Into Showdown With Heat On Sunday

Even if the New York Knicks were looking ahead to their game against the Miami Heat, Carmelo Anthony made sure his team still picked up a victory over the Washington Wizards along the way.


The Knicks’ Iman Shumpert, foreground, swoops to the hoop past Golden State’s Stephen Curry during the teams’ meeting on Feb. 27, 2013, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Overcome The Wrath Of Curry, Survive Wild Affair With Warriors

Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points, J.R. Smith hit the tiebreaking shot with 1:10 left, and the New York Knicks overcame Stephen Curry’s NBA season-high 54 points to beat the Golden State Warriors 109-105 on Wednesday night.


The Knicks J.R. Smith soars to the rim against the Raptors in Toronto on Feb. 22, 2013. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Effort Much Better, But The Result The Same — Knicks Drop 4th Straight

Knicks coach Mike Woodson didn’t mince words when asked what went wrong for his team in the final minute of Friday night’s narrow loss to Toronto. “I thought our shot selection was awful,” Woodson said.


The Knicks' J.R. Smith shoots a free throw during the game against the Pacers on Feb. 20, 2013, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Are They Starting To Unravel? Knicks Humiliate Themselves In Indiana

The Indiana Pacers looked ready for the playoffs. The New York Knicks looked like they wanted a longer All-Star break.


Toronto’s Rudy Gay heads for the net as the Knicks’ Jason Kidd defends on Feb. 13, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Knicks Limp Into All-Star Break Following Brutal Effort Against Raptors

No big shots from Rudy Gay on this night. He hardly made any shots at all. Neither did Carmelo Anthony, bothered by what he called a dead arm after being hit in the biceps early in the game. Toronto won the battle of supporting casts, and the game.


Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks prepares to shoot a free throw against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on Feb. 8, 2013 at Target Center in Minneapolis.(Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Melo Takes Over Late, Powers Knicks To Win Over Timberwolves

Down 11 in the fourth against a team he felt the New York Knicks should beat, Carmelo Anthony didn’t see another disappointing loss coming. He saw an opportunity.


Amar'e Stoudemire controls the ball against Larry Sanders. (credit: Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ Go-To Guys Get It Done In Come-From-Behind Win Over Bucks

Knicks coach Mike Woodson wants to know why his team waits until the second half to lock down on defense. If his players would simply start off that strong, winning could be so much easier.


The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (No. 7 in middle) drives to the basket against the Celtics’ Jeff Green on Jan. 24, 2013 at the TD Garden in Boston. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Focused Melo Gets Payback, Leads Knicks To Important Victory In Boston

Carmelo Anthony’s ill feelings toward Kevin Garnett didn’t last long. His streak of 20-point games goes on.