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Suns vs. Knicks final score: Phoenix's comeback falls just short in New York

Trailing by 17 points at the end of the third quarter, the Suns pull within four before falling to the Knicks, 106-99.

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Carmelo Anthony's 34 points and six rebounds were simply too much for the Phoenix Suns to handle as the New York Knicks won at home, 106-99, despite being outscored by 10 points in the fourth quarter.

The Knicks took a 17-point advantage into halftime, but after both teams scored 30 points in the third quarter, the Suns attempted to storm back in the final period, but fell short despite a double-double from center Marcin Gortat (18 points, 10 rebounds). Gortat was one of five Suns to score in double figures, and three of those -- Sebastian Telfair, P.J. Tucker and Jared Dudley -- did so coming off the bench.

The Suns pulled to within four points late in the fourth quarter after Shannon Brown hit a running layup, but the Knicks hit their free throws down the stretch.

Anthony, combined with Knicks point guard Raymond Felton's 23 points and center Tyson Chandler's double-double, gave the Knicks just enough to hold off the comeback.