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10. Nuggets-Knicks brawl, Dec. 16, 2006 It began
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10. Nuggets-Knicks brawl, Dec. 16, 2006

It began with a flagrant foul by the Knicks’ Mardy Collins on Denver’s J.R. Smith, which led to Nate Robinson and Smith grappling in the first row and Carmelo Anthony punching Collins in the face.

Many thought Denver coach George Karl left his starters in late in a blowout to punish Isiah Thomas for his treatment of Larry Brown. Karl thought Thomas encouraged the brawl and called him a “jerk.”(Credit: AP)

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