Carmelo Anthony Escapes Punishment For Tangling With Spencer Hawes

According to, Carmelo Anthony won't incur the wrath of Commissioner Stern for his dustup with Spencer Hawes in Sunday night's game against the 76ers. Though Melo escaped trouble this time, he's been involved in a few incidents this season, memorably with Kevin Garnett during and after the Knicks Celtics game in January. Coach Mike Woodson would like him to chill.

"He's just got to control his emotions," Woodson said. "Melo is a physical player and he likes contact, which is great. He doesn't back away from contact. We had the altercation and we were able to pull away from it. No punches were thrown. They assessed the technicals and the flagrants the way they saw it and we moved on."

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