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New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, fouls Boston (Credit: AP)

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, fouls Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Dec. 25, 2011)

Knicks 106, Celtics 104

The Knicks beat the Celtics by two points at Madison Square Garden in the opening game of the NBA season on Christmas Day.

New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) defends
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New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) defends as Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) loses control of the ball in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Dec. 25, 2011)

Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points on opening day,
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Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points on opening day, putting him in some special company. (Dec. 25, 2011)

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, fouls Boston
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New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, fouls Boston Celtics' Rajon Rondo during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Dec. 25, 2011)

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Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, on floor,
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Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo, on floor, holds onto the ball as he slips in front of New York Knicks guard Toney Douglas (23) and Knicks center Tyson Chandler in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Dec. 25, 2011)

New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) defends
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New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire (1) defends as Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo (9) loses control of the ball in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Dec. 25, 2011)

Brandon Bass #30 of the Boston Celtics passes
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Brandon Bass #30 of the Boston Celtics passes the ball during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2011)

Bill Walker #5 of the New York Knicks
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Bill Walker #5 of the New York Knicks reacts after being called for a foul during the first half against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2011)

Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics drives
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Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics drives to the basket during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2011)

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Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks
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Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks reacts after a foul call during the first half against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Dec. 25, 2011)

New York Knicks' Bill Walker, right, is guarded
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New York Knicks' Bill Walker, right, is guarded by Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. (Dec. 25, 2011)

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 25: Kevin Garnett
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 25: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on December 25, 2011 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

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