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Anthony comes up short when it counts

Unlike Paul Pierce, Melo couldn't come up with the difference-making bucket in Boston

Updated: March 5, 2012, 3:39 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- With a white towel draped over his shoulders, the loser in a game Baron Davis would liken to a heavyweight championship fight, Carmelo Anthony leaned against a locker room wall and tilted his head inches from a yellow sheet of paper announcing the chapel's sermon for the day.

"Expect to Beat Your Goliaths" it read, and by late Sunday afternoon Anthony knew he had buckled under the weight of that expectation. The Boston Celtics had swept the New York Knicks out of ...

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