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Bizarro NBA: JaVale McGee and Knicks passing highlight top 10

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, and Philadelphia

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, and Philadelphia 76ers' Jrue Holiday struggle for position during the second half of an NBA basketball game. (March 21, 2012) (Credit: AP)

JaVale McGee's game-winning putback in his Nuggets debut was picked as Wednesday night's top play, but it was a pass by Carmelo Anthony that stole the show.

In the fourth quarter of the Knicks' 82-79 win against the 76ers, Melo made what may have been the best touch pass in the NBA this season. Jeremy Lin, standing outside the 3-point line, whipped a pass to Anthony, who was under the basket. Melo then quickly sent the ball across the paint to Amar'e Stoudemire, who finished off the play with a dunk.

Alas, pretty passes get no respect, and the play came in at No. 8 in the top 10.

Stoudemire made two appearances in the top 10, his block of Elton Brand coming in one spot better at No. 7.

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Tags: highlights , Rodrigue Beaubois , Kevin Durant , Carmelo Anthony , Amar'e Stoudemire , Jason Maxiell , Manu Ginobili , Tiago Splitter , Jordan Crawford , Joe Johnson , Kobe Bryant , JaVale McGee

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