“He had 39 points!” you snap. And he was 2-for-7 in the fourth quarter, with some woeful turnovers occurring at crunch time. But why let facts interfere with idolatry? The truth is, you got Anthony at his best and the Knicks still lost.
This year, The Knicks were one of eight teams left and the second-best team in the East. It’s OK to be proud of that. It’s OK to enjoy that. I know I did.
Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists and the Spurs struck first in the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 105-83.
Anthony, who finished with 39 points, scored just four points in the final 12 minutes when he went 2 of 7 from the field.
New York must play the same way Saturday at Indiana, where they’re 0-4 this season, or they’ll be heading home for the summer instead of going home for a decisive seventh game.
As the chess match continues on Saturday night in Indiana, trust Woodson. It took five games, but he once again has the pulse of his team against Indiana’s strengths and weaknesses.
After watching Games 3 and 4, it would be hard to make the case that the Knicks can win on Saturday night in Indiana. So why will Game 6 be different? Here’s a dose of hope…
“It’s just a matter of who wants it more,” Carmelo Anthony said. On Thursday night, that was the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night.
All it will take for the Knicks is for someone to hit some shots early. Shooting can be contagious, and the Knicks have all been wearing FEMA suits the past couple of weeks.
Whichever players are on the court for the Knicks when they try to save their season Thursday night, coach Mike Woodson just wants them to shoot with confidence.
On Tuesday night shortly after Game 4 started, @DidJRSmithMiss sent out its first tweet after Smith failed to connect on a 27-foot three-pointer.
Woodson was absolutely brutal. But let’s not spare the Knicks’ players from this little bloodbath.
When you pay your best player, you pray your player will earn his keep. And if he flares out, so does the franchise.
George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George added 18 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday night, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 93-82 victory over the New York Knicks and a 3-1 lead in the second-round series.