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Amar'e Stoudemire reacts after a foul was called (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Amar'e Stoudemire reacts after a foul was called against the Knicks late in the game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Trail Blazers 105, Knicks 100

The Knicks fell to the Trail Blazers, 105-100, in Amar'e Stoudemire's return Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on during a game against
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 20130

Amar'e Stoudemire takes a shot in the first
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Amar'e Stoudemire takes a shot in the first half of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire controls the ball during a game
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Amar'e Stoudemire controls the ball during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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Amar'e Stoudemire takes a shot in the first
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Amar'e Stoudemire takes a shot in the first half of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire reacts after a foul was called
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Amar'e Stoudemire reacts after a foul was called against the Knicks late in the game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire reacts after a foul was called
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Amar'e Stoudemire reacts after a foul was called against the Knicks late in the game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire enters the game against the Portland
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Amar'e Stoudemire enters the game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire enters the game against the Portland
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Amar'e Stoudemire enters the game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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Amar'e Stoudemire embraces teammate Tyson Chandler as he
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Amar'e Stoudemire embraces teammate Tyson Chandler as he enter the game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony dunks the ball in front of
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Carmelo Anthony dunks the ball in front of the Portland Trail Blazers' J.J. Hickson. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on during a game against
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on from the bench in
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Amar'e Stoudemire looks on from the bench in the fourth quarter of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony takes a shot in the first
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Carmelo Anthony takes a shot in the first half of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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Carmelo Anthony puts up a shot as the
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Carmelo Anthony puts up a shot as the Portland Trail Blazers' Wesley Matthews goes for the block. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire attempts a shot as the Portland
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Amar'e Stoudemire attempts a shot as the Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge goes for the block. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks
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Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks attempts a shot in the first half against LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, January 1 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York.(Photo by Jim McIsaac)

The Portland Trail Blazers' Jared Jeffries defends against
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The Portland Trail Blazers' Jared Jeffries defends against Carmelo Anthony. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony reacts with a smile after a
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Carmelo Anthony reacts with a smile after a foul was called in the first half of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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Amar'e Stoudemire looks on during a game against
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire takes a shot in the first
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Amar'e Stoudemire takes a shot in the first half of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony look on during
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Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony look on during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers. (Jan. 1, 2013)

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