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Mosgov shines for Knicks, ups value

The seldom-used rookie had a career game in a possible showcase for a future trade

Updated: January 31, 2011, 10:39 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Not since Mikhail Prokhorov pulled the plug on the Carmelo Anthony-to-New Jersey charade has a Russian meant so much to the New York Knicks.

The difference this time was that the Russian was a Knick, not a Nyet.

Timofey Mozgov was summoned from the Vladivostok section of the Knicks' bench Sunday night and made such a difference that coach Mike D'Antoni said there will be more Mozgov to come. It was a complete about-face from what D'Antoni told reporters before the game, ...

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