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Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony talk during a timeout of a game against the Boston Celtics. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Knicks 89, Celtics 86

The Knicks beat the Celtics, 89-86, in the first game between the teams since the Carmelo Anthony-Kevin Garnett debacle at TD Garden in Boston on Thursday.

Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics fights
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Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics fights for possession with Iman Shumpert. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics loses
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Avery Bradley #0 of the Boston Celtics loses control of the ball after slipping in front of J.R. Smith. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce, center, threads
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Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce, center, threads past Tyson Chandler and Iman Shumpert. (Jan. 24, 2013)

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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to
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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives to the basket as Kevin Garnett blocks out Carmelo Anthony. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (5) and Carmelo
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Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (5) and Carmelo Anthony meet at center court before the opening tipoff. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony backs down on Boston Celtics forward
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Carmelo Anthony backs down on Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce, left, during the first quarter of a game in Boston. (Jan. 24, 2013)

New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire, left, grabs
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New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire, left, grabs a rebound against Boston Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics reacts
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Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics reacts after being fouled by Tyson Chandler. (Jan. 24, 2013)

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Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony talk during a
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Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony talk during a timeout of a game against the Boston Celtics. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony is guarded by Paul Pierce #34
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Carmelo Anthony is guarded by Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics during a game at TD Garden. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers yells to
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Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers yells to his team during a game against the Knicks. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics goes
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Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics goes up for a layup during a game against the Knicks. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics drives
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Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics drives to the basket past Tyson Chandler. (Jan. 24, 2013)

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Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics drives
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Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics drives to the basket against Iman Shumpert. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics has
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Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics has the ball stripped by Tyson Chandler. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony passes the ball in front of
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Carmelo Anthony passes the ball in front of Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, right, drives to
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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, right, drives to the basket against Jason Kidd. (Jan. 24, 2013)

Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics goes
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Rajon Rondo #9 of the Boston Celtics goes up for a layup in front of J.R. Smith. (Jan. 24, 2013)

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