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Carmelo Anthony celebrates a 3-point basket in the (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony celebrates a 3-point basket in the first half of a game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Knicks 100, Spurs 83

The Knicks defeated the San Antonio Spurs, 100-83, Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Amar'e Stoudemire defends San Antonio Spurs guard Tony
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Amar'e Stoudemire defends San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker. (Jan. 3, 2013)

From left, Jason Kidd, Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony,
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From left, Jason Kidd, Tyson Chandler, Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Marcus Camby look on from the bench late in the game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

J.R. Smith controls the ball during a game
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J.R. Smith controls the ball during a game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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J.R. Smith points to a teammate after making
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J.R. Smith points to a teammate after making a basket during a game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

J.R. Smith collides with San Antonio Spurs guard
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J.R. Smith collides with San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal as they battle for the ball. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony dunks the ball during a game
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Carmelo Anthony dunks the ball during a game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Mike Woodson talks with Amar'e Stoudemire during a
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Mike Woodson talks with Amar'e Stoudemire during a timeout against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire puts up a basket as the
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Amar'e Stoudemire puts up a basket as the San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter defends. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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J.R. Smith puts up a shot for a
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J.R. Smith puts up a shot for a basket against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire controls the ball as the San
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Amar'e Stoudemire controls the ball as the San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter defends him. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony goes to the hoop for a
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Carmelo Anthony goes to the hoop for a basket against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony dunks the ball in the second
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Carmelo Anthony dunks the ball in the second quarter of a game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) competes
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San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) competes for a loose ball with Amar'e Stoudemire and guard Pablo Prigioni. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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Amar'e Stoudemire enters the game against the San
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Amar'e Stoudemire enters the game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal tries to
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San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal tries to keep the ball in play during the first quarter of a game against the Knicks. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony takes a shot as San Antonio
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Carmelo Anthony takes a shot as San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard goes for the block. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony celebrates a 3-point basket in the
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Carmelo Anthony celebrates a 3-point basket in the first half of a game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson hunches over
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San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson hunches over after suffering an injury in the first half of a game against the Knicks. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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Carmelo Anthony celebrates a 3-point basket in the
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Carmelo Anthony celebrates a 3-point basket in the first half of a game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Tyson Chandler dunks the ball in the first
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Tyson Chandler dunks the ball in the first half of a game against the San Antonio Spurs. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Steve Novak passes the ball as San Antonio
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Steve Novak passes the ball as San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili defends him. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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