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Can an MVP hopeful get a little help?

Valuable Melo can't win games all by himself; meanwhile, candidacy takes a hit

Updated: February 11, 2013, 5:46 PM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNNewYork.com

By the end of the third quarter, Carmelo Anthony had drained one 3-pointer after another, erupting for 18 points in the kind of way that diminishes the opposition. Then coach Mike Woodson decided to give Melo a breather to start the fourth quarter, oblivious to the reality that he had no one else to finish it. And by the time the New York Knicks realized the obvious, it was entirely too late.

Chris Paul was too good. As was Jamal Crawford. And the Knicks -- without a fourth-quarter explosion ...

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