It had been two years, 11 months, and 12 days since Carmelo Anthony landed an uppercut to the chin of Mardy Collins before 19,763 patrons at Madison Square Garden in a 2006 game between Anthony's Denver Nuggets and Collins' New York Knicks.
áThe incident still serves as a shiny black eye on an otherwise brilliant seven-year professional career for Anthony.á But for the former Syracuse Orange forward, Friday night's game may have served as a metaphorical steak over a bruised peeper.
Anthony lit up that same Knicks franchise with a career-high 50 points as Denver outlasted the Knicks 108-105 in Denver.á
His first of two successful free throws with 16 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter wound up being the decisive tally as it gave the Nuggets a 126-121 ...
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