Carmelo Anthony
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Carmelo Anthony made his return to Madison Square Garden and received a standing ovation from New York Knicks’ fans.

Anthony spent six years with the Knicks (2011-2017) and became a fan favorite in New York. The veteran forward struggled offensively and scored 12 points, on 3/14 shooting and 2/8 from beyond the arc. The Lakers lost to the Knicks (100-106), despite coming back from a 25-point deficit.

The 17-time NBA champions are in the middle of the standings, with a 9-10 record. For his part, Carmelo Anthony is averaging 15.2 points in 18 league games.

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