Historic game By Stephen Siracusa

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Updated: January 31, 2017

Carmelo Anthony increased his trade value exponentially on Sunday, but the Knicks’ best player and his 45 points were long gone by the time this game finally, mercifully, ended.

Same with Joakim Noah, Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle O’Quinn, all of whom fouled out during this epic, wild and exceedingly long four-overtime marathon.

Atlanta Hawks held on for a 142-139 victory. Officially, it was 68 minutes of basketball. It is the 11th time in NBA history that a game has lasted at least four overtimes.