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Portland's Nicolas Batum On Carmelo Anthony: 'We Know That He Doesn't Play Defense'

First Posted: 11/19/10 04:37 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

Carmelo Anthony Defense

After the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 86-83 on Thursday night, Portland's Nicolas Batum explained the team's game plan for Carmelo Anthony.

"We tried to attack him," Batum told the Associated Press. "We know that he doesn't want to play defense."

Batum reportedly said that the game plan was to attack on offense with whomever Anthony was defending.

The 21-year-old finished with 14 points as Portland handed Denver their sixth loss of the season.

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