Melo: 'I wanted to talk to KG'

January, 8, 2013
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GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Carmelo Anthony sought out Kevin Garnett after the Knicks-Celtics game Monday to have "a one-on-one conversation with him" about words Garnett used toward Anthony during the fourth quarter of New York's loss, the Knicks forward said on Tuesday.

Anthony said Tuesday that his goal was to "talk it out like two grown men." The two were called for technical fouls for jawing with one another in the closing minutes of the game.

Two sources with knowledge of the incident said that Anthony, after angrily walking off the floor and through the visiting team's tunnel, went outside the Celtics' locker room screaming, presumably for Garnett. He then approached Garnett at the Celtics' team bus but Madison Square Garden security, New York City police officers, team security and even Knicks coach Mike Woodson intervened before the incident could escalate.

"I wanted to talk to KG," Anthony said after practice Tuesday. "I think it was something that we both needed to get off our chests and see what really was the problem. It wasn't no altercations, it was just some words and [a] conversation that we needed to have."

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
27.4 3.1 1.2 38.7
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsT. Chandler 9.6
AssistsR. Felton 5.6
StealsI. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2

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