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Knicks vs. Nuggets: Denver Tied With New York After First Quarter

At the end of the first quarter, the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks are tied at 26.

The pregame storyline centered on Carmelo Anthony and his rumored trade, possibly to the Knicks. But if this was his "in game interview," and the Knicks signing off on a trade was based squarely on the first quarter of tonight's game, then they probably wouldn't make the deal.

Anthony shot a pedestrian 1-6 and ended the quarter with 3 points, though he did pull down five rebounds, continuing the rebounding dominance he established last night, when he pulled down a career-high 22 against the Phoenix Suns.

After a quarter, the leading scorer for the Nuggets was Nene, who put in seven points.

New York was paced in the first quarter by Landry Fields' 9 points. Amar'e Stoudemire scored 8 in the first frame.

The interesting stat of the quarter is the combined 0-12 the teams shot from 3-point land, with New York missing nine and the Nuggets clanking all three of their attempts.