Five Takeaways: Knicks Fight Back But Fall In Portland

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1. Melo Won't Quit

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With the Knicks trailing right from the opening tip, Carmelo Anthony did what he could to try and bring them back. He was pounding the paint as evidenced by his ten free throw attempts, and when he wasn't down low he was splashing a variety of step backs and turn arounds.
 
He was 13-for-25 from the field for 34 points. Perhaps most impressively, Anthony committed to the defensive glass where he snared 13 rebounds. Anthony was the best player on the court Monday night, but unfortunately that wasn't enough for New York. 
 
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