According to the Knicks, the [brawl] happened because the Nuggets still had their starters on the floor with 1:15 left and a 19-point lead. Denver won 123-100. "They just wanted to embarrass us," [Nate] Robinson said. "It was a slap in the face to us. As a team, as a franchise, we weren't going to let that happen. A clean, hard foul happened and after that it went down from there."The AP Recap of the famous Knicks/Nuggets brawl from December 2006, which started because the Knicks did not appreciate the Nuggets' running up the score, especially not in New York. Recall that the Nuggets' stated motivation for beating the Magic last night is they felt the Magic ran up the score on them on their home floor last month. HYPOCRISY.