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Teammates let down brilliant Anthony

Carmelo looked Bernard King-like in Game 2, but Knicks failed to close the deal

Updated: April 21, 2011, 2:04 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Carmelo Anthony was flat on his back on a table in the losers' locker room, a white towel wrapped around his waist as two staffers worked the spent muscles in his legs, trying in vain to bring them back to life.

The man had no more left to give. It wasn't so much the 42 points, the 17 rebounds, the six assists and the two blocks against a Boston Celtics team that plays Australian Rules Basketball, turning the sport into the kind of full-contact drill that would have made George ...

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