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Roundup: Anthony, Knicks bury Lakers

Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter, and the Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Lakers, 116-107, Thursday night in Los Angeles coach Mike D'Antoni’s return to Madison Square Garden.

Firing in 3-pointers and moving the ball to open shooters, things they often struggled to do under D'Antoni, the Knicks won for the eighth time in nine games and improved to 9-0 at home for the first time since the 1992-93 season.

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