Days after Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony’s overreaction to some inappropriate words said by the Celtics’ Kevin Garnett led to a one-game suspension, MSG chairman James Dolan had listening devices monitoring everything said to and by Anthony during Friday’s home game against the Bulls, according to a report in the Newark Star-Ledger. Teams routinely send videotape of plays they felt should have been fouls to the league office, and perhaps Dolan wants to be able to provide NBA officials with audio proof of what goes on with Anthony . . . Sacramento’s mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA player, is taking his fight to keep the Kings in the city to NBA owners. Johnson said he has received approval from commissioner David Stern to present a counteroffer to the league from buyers who wouldn’t relocate the team. A group led by investor Chris Hansen wants to purchase the team and move it to Seattle. The league’s deadline for teams to apply for a move for the next season is March 1 . . . Lawyer Larry McGuinness filed a class-action suit against the Spurs in Miami-Dade County Monday for violating the state’s deceptive and fair trade practices law. The suit stems from San Antonio’s Nov. 29 game against the Heat when coach Gregg Popovich sent home the team’s star players . . . The Timberwolves’ Kevin Love is expected to return in March after undergoing successful surgery on his broken right hand in New York.