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Recap: Knicks , Celtics
Date: October 13, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
  

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Chris Copeland had 21 to help the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 98-95 in overtime in an exhibition game at the XL Center.

Tyson Chandler added 16 points for the Knicks (2-0). Jared Sulliger led the Celtics (1-2- with 14 points and Paul Pierce and Jeff Green had 12 apiece.

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Copeland scored all his points in the second half and played 19 minutes. He hit two free throws with 11 seconds left to give the Knicks a three-point lead. The Celtics didn't get a shot off before time expired.

Anthony scored all his points in the third quarter and sat the remainder of the game. He picked up a technical foul in the third quarter as the Celtics built a 61-49 lead.

Midway through the fourth quarter, the Knicks went on a 12-0 run to take an 84-78 lead with 3:30 left. Trailing 86-85, the Celtics tied it on Sullinger's free throw with 16.6 seconds left.

The Knicks took a 20-second timeout with 5.2 seconds left, but Copeland missed an off-balanced shot from the perimeter as time expired.

Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire missed the games because of a bruised left knee.

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