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D'Antoni's stressing unselfish play -- even D -- and Anthony needs to lead the way

Updated: February 24, 2012, 1:45 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It's going to be hard to get used to hearing it -- let alone trusting it. But it was still a good sign for the Knicks to hear head coach Mike D'Antoni, of all people, talking on and on before the Knicks trounced the injury-depleted Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday about how defense -- not offense -- will decide how high the Knicks rise or fall this season long after the ginned-up "Will he or won't he?" soap opera around Carmelo Anthony starts to fade.

The Knicks' first showdown against ...

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