Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points after missing the previous three games with a knee injury, and the New York Knicks beat the Orlando Magic 106-94 on Wednesday night.

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J.R. Smith had 22 points for New York, still short-handed in the frontcourt but looking much better with Anthony back. The NBA's second-leading scorer hadn't played since leaving the Knicks' road trip last week to have fluid drained from the back of his right knee.

He said he felt much better after the morning shootaround and moved much better, shooting 7 of 14 and grabbing eight rebounds.

 

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