Carmelo Anthony scores 28, Knicks beat Celtics

Carmelo Anthony’s ill feelings toward Kevin Garnett didn’t last long. His streak of 20-point games goes on.

In their first meeting since a verbal clash led to Anthony’s one-game suspension, New York’s All-Star forward scored 28 points and the Knicks ended an 11-game losing streak in Boston with an 89-86 victory over the Celtics on Thursday night.

”No grudges between me and KG. Whatever happened, happened,” Anthony said. ”We spoke about it and it’s over.”

Did Garnett agree?

”Yeah,” he said simply, then stood and walked out of the losing locker room.

Anthony scored at least 20 points for the 27th straight game, third most in franchise history behind Richie Guerin’s 29 and Patrick Ewing’s 28…

Rajon Rondo led the Celtics with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, his fourth triple-double of the season. Paul Pierce added 22 points. Garnett had only eight points but finished with a game-high 12 rebounds as Boston lost its fifth straight game…

Anthony was booed frequently but he showed no sign of hostility toward Garnett. At one point, Anthony even extended his hand to a fallen Garnett and helped the Celtic to his feet…

In the first half Thursday, Anthony was booed nearly every time he touched the ball and cheered when he was called for fouls as fans reacted to the last meeting between the star forwards. One of the biggest cheers came when Garnett blocked Anthony’s layup attempt with 3:15 left in the second quarter.

– Reported by Howard Ulman of the Associated Press