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.