Anthony led the Knicks to a 3-1 record, averaging a league-best 29.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. Anthony scored more than 30 points in two of those contests. In New York’s 106-99 home victory over Phoenix on Dec. 2, Anthony scored a game-high 34 points, and added six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal.
Tyson Chandler, who averaged 18.0 points on 81.8 percent shooting and 10.3 rebounds in those four games, was a nominee for the award. Another candidate was LeBron James, who Anthony will be matching up with on Thursday night in Miami.
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