NEW YORK -- Ten players, including NBA scoring leader
Carmelo Anthony, were ejected for fighting during a wild brawl near
the end of Saturday night's game between the Denver Nuggets and New
All 10 players on the court at the time were tossed for their
involvement in the ugly incident that spread across the court and
spilled into the crowd at Madison Square Garden.
Anthony scored 34 points before the melee took place with about
1:15 left in the Nuggets' 123-100 victory over the Knicks.
The fight started after Knicks reserve Mardy Collins flagrantly
fouled Denver's J.R. Smith. With punches being thrown by several
players, the hitting and grabbing continued for several minutes
before coaches and security ran onto the court and finally restored
Anthony was involved in a fight with the Knicks' Nate Robinson,
who jumped into to jaw at Smith after the foul. Both Smith and
Robinson ended up flying into the stands in the NBA's ugliest scene
since the brawl between Pacers players and Detroit fans in 2004.
With each team forced to put five new players on the floor,
Denver finished up the win and ended a two-game losing streak.
Marcus Camby had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Andre Miller
added 12 points and 10 assists for the Nuggets.