Cohen's Analysis: You may not have realized it yet, but Carmelo Anthony has yet to return to Denver since he was traded to New York in early 2011. The Knicks didn’t play at the Nuggets last season because of lockout rescheduling and NY plays in Denver on March 13 (yes, one day after Dwight’s return to Orlando).

While most expect there to be a fair amount of dissatisfaction in the Mile High City when Melo’s name is called during player introductions, it sure was the opposite in the Big Apple for his first game as a Knick.

There was a lot of hype about Anthony’s arrival after months of speculation that he desperately wanted to play for his hometown team. And when it finally became a reality, MSG was a spectacle on that riveting winter night.

 

 




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