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Anthony says he went looking for Garnett to talk, not fight; NBA is investigating

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    Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry (4) smiles as New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) gestures to a referee and guard J.R. Smith (8) walks away after a play in the second half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The Celtics won 102-96. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (The Associated Press)

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    Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (5) dunks against New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) in the first half of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (The Associated Press)

Carmelo Anthony says he lost his cool after Kevin Garnett said things to him that he feels shouldn't be said to "another man."

Anthony says 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 says they talked and sorted out the matter.

They had exchanged words during the game and Anthony clearly was affected. He had a terrible shooting night and acknowledged on 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 says he shouldn't be suspended.