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Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.

The world according to Rasheed Wallace

Rasheed Wallace, left, argues with referee John Goble

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The Knicks will have Rasheed Wallace tonight after he missed Sunday’s game with a sore left foot. Wallace said he just re-aggravated an old injury in Chicago Saturday. Here’s a little more of Rasheed for you all to enjoy:

What did you think of playing in the Barclays Center last month?

Wallace: “You all still trying to make a rivalry out of it. It’s not a rivalry yet. Atmosphere is like...

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Knicks looking good at 20

Carmelo Anthony brings the ball up court in

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The Knicks are 15-5, marking the sixth time in franchise history that they have won at least 15 of their first 20 games.

Here’s a look at their other five seasons and how they finished:

1969-70: Red Holzman’s Knicks started 19-1. They finished 60-22 and won the NBA title.

1972-73: They were 17-3 after 20 games. They finished 57-25 and won the NBA title.

1970-71: They were...

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Carmelo Anthony could miss second straight game

Carmelo Anthony goes to the hoop during a

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Carmelo Anthony was in the locker room while the Knicks shot around at the United Center.

The Knicks are calling Anthony a game-time decision against the Bulls with the left-middle finger laceration that kept him out of Thursday’s 20-point win in Miami.

Speculation is he won’t play, but Mike Woodson said Anthony would try to shoot before the game to test the finger.

“We'll just...

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Carmelo Anthony iffy Thursday with finger injury

Carmelo Anthony holds the ball before a game

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There was plenty of uncertainty regarding Carmelo Anthony and his status for Thursday’s game against the Heat after he suffered a deep cut in his left middle finger that required five stitches to close.

Mike Woodson made it sound as if Anthony would surely be in the lineup for the game between the two best teams in the East.

“He’s going to play,” Woodson said. “He’ll be ready to play....

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J.R Smith redeemed himself at the end

J.R. Smith shoots the winning basket as time

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Before J.R. Smith hit the game-winning shot that lifted the Knicks over the Bobcats 100-98, he missed many wide-open looks and made a strange decision seconds earlier that could have come back haunted him and his team.

After stealing a Michael Kidd-Gilchrist pass, Smith appeared to have a layup, but he backed it out and some of his teammates gave him an earful.

Raymond Felton gestured...

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Marcus Camby is out with plantar fasciitis

Marcus Camby meets with the New York media.

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Marcus Camby is out at least the next two games because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Camby said he had an MRI during Sunday’s win over the Suns and it revealed the extent of the injury.

“They said I had some plantar fasciitis in my foot,” Camby said. “They said monitor it and get some treatment on it.

Camby has been out of the rotation, but he has been working out on...

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Carmelo Anthony named East Player of the Week

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks looks

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Carmelo Anthony was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, but his coach missed out on East Coach of the Month.

Mike Woodson finished behind the Nets' Avery Johnson for the Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for November.

Knowing both men, they would like the award because it means their team is playing well. But they each would rather be the top coach in May and June.

Anthony...

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Knicks focusing on the big picture, the big prize

Raymond Felton of the New York Knicks goes

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The Knicks continue to talk about being professional and putting team before self.

That mentality has helped them to an 11-4 record without two key players in Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert.

Raymond Felton said having a veteran team and having the big picture in mind have keyed the start.

“I’ve been on a team where a lot of guys were playing for contracts,” Felton said “It’s...

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Jason Kidd out for Milwaukee, Ronnie Brewer in

Jason Kidd of the Knicks talks to reporters

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Jason Kidd didn’t make the trip to Milwaukee.

The lower back spasms that kept him out of Monday’s overtime loss to the Nets will keep him out of tomorrow’s game against the Bucks. The Knicks are listing him as day-to-day.

Ronnie Brewer, however, is expected to play.

Brewer dislocated his left ring finger in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter against the Nets. It’s his non-shooting...

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Carmelo Anthony says he never had a problem with Jeremy Lin

Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin, right, goes to the

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Jeremy Lin hugged and talked to his old teammates before and after the Rockets destroyed the Knicks 131-103 last night.

Prior to tip off, Lin hugged Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton, then went to the Knicks’ bench and shook hands with Mike Woodson.

The depiction has been that Anthony and Lin weren’t close professionally and personally. But Anthony has tried to disprove...

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