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Melo takes N.Y. back to South Beach

Against odds, Anthony scores 41 -- and wills 'Bockers to first playoff win since '01

Updated: May 7, 2012, 10:14 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Mike Woodson called for his exhausted star, and Carmelo Anthony rose from the bench the way an old man rises from his rocker. Shane Battier had just tied Game 4 a minute and a half into the last quarter, and Woodson was not about to let go of the season -- maybe even his job -- without rushing his best player back onto the floor.

Anthony slowly pulled himself up, turned left toward the scorer's table, and flipped a towel to the court in disgust. He'd played the entire third quarter. ...

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