Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday he lost his cool after Kevin Garnett said things to him that he feels shouldn't be said to "another man."
Anthony said he sought out Garnett after the Knicks' loss to Boston on Monday night so they could discuss it. He would not elaborate on what was said.
Anthony went toward the Celtics' locker room and waited for Garnett outside the team bus. He said they have spoken and sorted out the matter.
"There's certain things that you just don't say to men, another man," Anthony said. "I felt like we crossed a line, but like I said, we both had an understanding right now, we handled it the way we handled it.
"Nobody needs to know what was said behind closed doors, so that situation was handled."
The All-Star forwards exchanged words during the game and Anthony clearly was affected. He shot 6 of 26, seeming at times in the second half to be most concerned with pushing and shoving Garnett, and acknowledged Tuesday that he "allowed some negativity to come into my circle."
The NBA is investigating and has video evidence. It could decide to penalize Anthony, who said he shouldn't be suspended.
Pacers 87, Heat 77: Paul George had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and Indiana held visiting Miami to a season-low point total.
George made four 3-pointers to get the best of his matchup with LeBron James.
Rockets 125, Lakers 112: James Harden scored 31 to help host Houston pick up its fifth straight win, a victory over short-handed Los Angeles. The Lakers played without their top three big men Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill -- all out with injuries.
Nets 109, 76ers 89: Reggie Evans grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds and Brooklyn beat host Philadelphia. Andray Blatche scored 20 points for the Nets, hours after he was questioned by Philadelphia police as part of a sexual assault investigation at an upscale hotel. Blatche, who was not charged, wrote about the incident on Twitter: "Im ok and I didn't do anything jus was n the area when it happened," Blatche tweeted. He later took down the tweet.
Bucks 108, Suns 99: Brandon Jennings scored 29 points and Milwaukee gave Jim Boylan a win in his first game as coach with a victory over visiting Phoenix.
The Bucks parted ways with coach Scott Skiles on Monday in what was called a mutual decision, and the Bucks tapped Skiles' top assistant Boylan as a replacement.