Originally posted on CBS New York:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Down 11 in the fourth quarter against a team he felt the New York Knicks should beat, Carmelo Anthony didn’t see another disappointing loss coming. He saw an opportunity, and that’s exactly what he told Raymond Felton.

”I told Raymond, ‘I’m going to try to go get it,”’ Anthony said. Once he made up his mind, the Minnesota Timberwolves were powerless to stop him.

Anthony had 36 points and nine rebounds, scoring 12 points down the stretch to rally the Knicks to a 100-94 victory on Friday night.

Anthony topped 30 points for the 17th time this season for the Knicks, who trailed 87-76 with seven minutes to play. But Anthony did all of his fourth-quarter damage in those final minutes, hitting a 19-footer with 1:10 to play that put New York up for good.

”This was one of the games we had to win,” Anthony said. ”We…

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