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Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

Knicks didn't give Carmelo Anthony the help he needed to beat the Lakers

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks shoots

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Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant were the brightest stars Christmas afternoon in Los Angeles, but it was the two guys that were missing the last time the Knicks and Lakers played who made a difference.

Steve Nash’s brilliance at point guard and Pau Gasol’s big plays late helped lift the Lakers over the Knicks, 100-94.

You knew once Nash came back from his left injury he would have an...

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Lakers hire Mike D'Antoni, returns to MSG Dec. 13

Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York

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The Knicks’ two December games with the Lakers have become a little more interesting.

The Lakers hired former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni as Mike Brown’s replacement. Phil Jackson was considered the favorite to return to coach the Lakers for a third time, but a deal couldn’t be reached. So D’Antoni was given the job.

Multiple reports indicated D’Antoni got a three-year, $12 million contract...

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