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Monday December 2nd, 2013

The Knicks' opponents are shooting 46 percent against them this season. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The New York Knicks' opponents are shooting 46 percent against them this season. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

New York Knicks forwards Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace got into a "heated" verbal argument during a workout prior to Sunday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.

The two players did not exchange blows, according to the report, and the two managed to patch things up prior to the Knicks losing 103-99 to the Pelicans.

The loss was the Knicks' ninth straight, and it puts the team at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. World Peace, in his first season with the Knicks, is averaging 6.0 points and 2.4 rebounds a game, while Martin has averages of 3.7 points and 4.2 rebounds.

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More from ESPN.com:

It is unclear what the argument stemmed from. It wasn't the only disagreement among Knicks teammates on Sunday.

MSG cameras showed Iman Shumpert yelling at Carmelo Anthony during a break in the game against the Pelicans.

Shumpert appeared to be upset at Anthony for a missed defensive assignment that led to a Ryan Anderson 3-pointer in the third quarter of the Knicks' loss.

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