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Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett are getting along

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (5) and Carmelo

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Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett have already been in meetings together, will practice together tomorrow and will be in the same locker room and on the same team in Sunday’s All-Star Game.

They both say what happened in New York last month stayed in New York.

“I’m not going to discuss that, man,” Garnett said. “Actually, I saw Melo a couple of minutes ago. It was good to see him. I’m...

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Carmelo Anthony will play in All-Star Game

Carmelo Anthony puts up a shot against Blake

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Carmelo Anthony said his right biceps is feeling much better than it was Wednesday and he will start in Sunday’s All-Star Game.

Anthony was elbowed in the arm in Wednesday’s loss to the Raptors and said he didn’t know if he would play Sunday.

“There was [doubt],” Anthony said. “The day after, it was definitely sore. Once I got some treatment we found out it wasn’t as deep a contusion...

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Where do the Knicks stand heading into the All-Star break?

Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony laugh as the

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Heading into the All-Star break, the Knicks lead the Atlantic Division at 32-18. Newsday's Knicks beat writer Al Iannazzone discusses Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and more in the video below....

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Steve Novak, James White selected for All-Star Weekend

Steve Novak of the New York Knicks shoots

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The Knicks already were going to be well-represented at All-Star Weekend with Carmelo Anthony starting in the game and Tyson Chandler selected as a reserve.

Now Steve Novak and James White will be joining the festivities in Houston.

As expected, Novak was selected to compete in the three-point shootout during All-Star Saturday night. White will be in the dunk contest.

Novak led...

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Inside the numbers of Knicks’ rout

From left, Jason Kidd #5, Carmelo Anthony #7,

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Some stats off of last night’s 120-81 Knicks’ destruction of the Kings:

* The Knicks’ bench scored 82 points, the most in franchise history.

* Amar’e Stoudemire shot 10-for-10, and came up just short of tying the franchise record for makes without a miss in a game. Johnny Newman and Bernard King were 11-for-11.

* The Knicks shot 19-for-43 from three. The franchise record for three-pointers...

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Jason Kidd expects to return Friday

Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith celebrate after Jason

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Jason Kidd shot around at practice today and expects to play tomorrow against Milwaukee after missing last night’s game with a sore lower back.

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Kidd would play and would start with Raymond Felton, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.

Kidd said he didn’t have any tests done and he just got treatment on his back the past few days.

“I could...

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Mike Woodson trying to get Knicks' Big Three clicking

New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson directs

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Mike Woodson still isn’t saying he’ll put Amar’e Stoudemire in the starting lineup. But he reiterated that he will play Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler together more and more.

The Knicks didn’t practice today, but Woodson was on ESPN 98.7 FM and talked about the importance of that trio gelling. He said similar things over the weekend in Philadelphia and it makes sense since...

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Raymond Felton will return tonight

Raymond Felton goes up for a layup in

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Raymond Felton passed his last test and was cleared to play tonight. Jason Kidd’s back felt much better when he woke up and he will play tonight. And Mike Woodson will unveil a new starting lineup against the 76ers.

Felton and Kidd will start in the backcourt with Iman Shumpert at small forward, Carmelo Anthony at power forward and Tyson Chandler center. This starting five could prove effective,...

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Mike Woodson wants to build a better frontcourt

Mike Woodson gives directions to his team during

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Mike Woodson said Carmelo Anthony will keep starting at power forward. But he said he also has to get Amar’e Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler and Anthony to click since that’s a lineup Woodson would like to use more.

They are – arguably the Knicks’ three best players – so they should be on the court together.

“I’m not scared to play Amar’e, Tyson and Melo together,” Woodson said. “It’s been...

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Knicks have something to prove in Boston

Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics dunks over

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Everyone will make it about Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett tomorrow because that’s what we do. But it’s Knicks vs. Celtics.

It’s a big game for both teams; as big a late-January game as you can have, especially for the Knicks.

They have struggled in heated, physical playoff-type games. Their 0-3 record against the Bulls – without Derrick Rose – and everyone knows what happened last...

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