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08:11 AM ET 12.11 | 'Tis a season of giving for the Nuggets, which came in handy for the New York Knicks over the weekend. "We gave them gifts," Nuggets coach George Karl said of the Knicks' gift-wrapped 112-106 win. ... It was just one loss, and the Nuggets hope it wasn't a harbinger. Down the stretch, the Nuggets were sloppy on defense, and no one seemed to want to take over offensively. No one, in other words, tried to go all Carmelo against the Knicks. ( Carmelo Anthony, meanwhile, went all Carmelo against Denver.) Karl said his team is still trying to "identify our identity" in late-game situations. The Nuggets' U.S. Tour makes its fourth stop of the road trip Tuesday night in Detroit. The Pistons are 7-16 after losing 104-97 on Monday at Philadelphia.

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December 11, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Hell no, I don't want to hear from all you pundits of Karl & Dumbtoni" try to make excuse or generalize their poor coaching, No I don't wanna hear this type of rationalization at all. Karl and somma you said they were a better team without Anthony. Dumbtoni supported the dumb postion that Melo couldn't fit in his "System" and was selfish. Now you have these two wipes of headcoaches crying over Melo and trying to allude to Melo's success and the success the Knicks are having right now.

These two coaches fail to realize and as unseemingly so as it is, is that they have never won anything as a headcoach amd maybe, just maybe it is their own frutillity thats stopping their bum as **** and their respective teams to be without identity and this continuing losing circumstance. Melo has moved on and you "Never" hear Melo referring to either Karl or Dumbtoni, in fact, its just the opposite. They fail themselves and need to take an owness for these failures. The Knicks, Melo simply cannot and will not be held resposible for these flawed coaches. Find your own identities and success and keep Melo's name outcha mouths! Shutty...Apple!

December 11, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Still Looking For That Gold Nugget, Bro?

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December 11, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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We now see who truly got the best of the Melo trade.

I wouldn't go that far yet. Anything Dolan orchestrates can't possibly be good.. I'm still holding my breathe on how this plays out. If Melo can continue to improve his team play, defense and sharing the ball then I'd say it all worked out. The players Denver got from Knicks - Mozgov, Chandler and Gallo still haven't hit their primes so we still don't the winner of that trade.. It's too early to call.

The only thing that's clear is that Woodson is better coach that D'Antoni - that's about one thing Melo did for Knicks that seems to have paid off - that is, getting Mike fired. But since he did that by not playing hard for him I don't think it'll end up well for Melo and the Knicks.

I totally believe in reaping what you sow... and since the seed of Melo's recent success wasn't right from the get go, it's bound to end in tragedy. But once again I don't know how much of it had to do with D'Antoni - as Lebron said - 'God sees everything' - the truth will sure come out... In the mean time I get to enjoy winning entertainment from my beloved Knicks... let's stick it to Brooklyn tonite... Go Knicks!!!

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December 11, 2012  11:49 AM ET
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I wouldn't go that far yet. Anything Dolan orchestrates can't possibly be good.. I'm still holding my breathe on how this plays out. If Melo can continue to improve his team play, defense and sharing the ball then I'd say it all worked out. The players Denver got from Knicks - Mozgov, Chandler and Gallo still haven't hit their primes so we still don't the winner of that trade.. It's too early to call.The only thing that's clear is that Woodson is better coach that D'Antoni - that's about one thing Melo did for Knicks that seems to have paid off - that is, getting Mike fired. But since he did that by not playing hard for him I don't think it'll end up well for Melo and the Knicks. I totally believe in reaping what you sow... and since the seed of Melo's recent success wasn't right from the get go, it's bound to end in tragedy. But once again I don't know how much of it had to do with D'Antoni - as Lebron said - 'God sees everything' - the truth will sure come out... In the mean time I get to enjoy winning entertainment from my beloved Knicks... let's stick it to Brooklyn tonite... Go Knicks!!!

Go back to bed Lostwill, in fact, get the hell out of the metropolitan New York area. When the Knicks win their ring, I will remember you well and then I'm going to proceed to do something I never do and that is curse your **** completely out with you backhanded bandwagonism! Shutty and back to sleep!

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December 11, 2012  12:29 PM ET
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Go back to bed Lostwill, in fact, get the hell out of the metropolitan New York area. When the Knicks win their ring, I will remember you well and then I'm going to proceed to do something I never do and that is curse your **** completely out with you backhanded bandwagonism! Shutty and back to sleep!

If all it takes is for me to get cursed out for the Knicks to win a championship, I lay at your door face flat... curse away!

This is still early in the season. Knicks are playing well due to their experience and also because Melo and Chandler started the season in prime shape because they played in the Olympics.

If you think this early success is not an Olympic Fools Gold checkout the dominant teams and the dominant players - y'll realize they were all in London. With the Knicks you have two of their heavy hitters in Melo and Chandler all benefitting from their stint in London.

Come 40 games into the season when all players and teams get in prime shape and the playing field gets even y'll know the real value of this current Knicks team. They'll start losing games they're supposed to win. The real championship teams - OKC, Miami, Memphis and Clippers will be in full throttle and wobetize the West if Lakers get it together.

This Knicks squad is not a championship team. If Melo continues to improve and all the vets stay healthy we'll make it past the first round.

Knicks won't win a championship in this Dolan's generation. He's too erratic and drama loving to sustain the focus needed to win a championship. Our demons are still around - Isaiah's still lurking... a lawsuite here and it's all over in a new york minute!

Alas to dream is divine - enjoy!

December 11, 2012  12:34 PM ET
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LOL - Man I for hope for your sake they don't lose and that you also don't wear a Shtreimel hat in case they do...Go Knicks!

What's in a regular season game. It don't matter who wins tonight. It's all about who will make it far in the playoffs.. It's a marathon - not a sprint. I just hope it's a fun game. My only concern is if Kim Kardashian will be there to root against her non starting ex...

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December 11, 2012  07:02 PM ET

Last hooray for Carl....he looks sick to me!!!

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