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I would guesstimate that 90% of the time when a player scores 36 points, they had a pretty damn good game. After all, 36 is about 7 more than the leading scorer averaged this season, and in general it's just difficult to score that many and have a bad game.
With that said, Carmelo Anthony's 36 point performance in Game 4 against the Celtics was absolutely the exception to that rule. Melo shot 10-35 from the field, 0-7 from three-point range and 16-20 from the free throw line, an amazingly inefficient game that ended up costing the Knicks a chance at the sweep.
So just how bad was Melo's performance? Well using basketball reference's play finder I took a look at other players that have chucked up 35+ shots from the field and 20+ free throws in the same game. The results were amazing.
Looking at the chart, Melo became just the 11th player to shoot the requisite number of times and his 36 points are by far the lowest on the this (next lowest: AI with 46). H...
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The New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony turned in a superior performance on Friday in the second quarter that left the Boston Celtics reeling.
The Knicks have all but swept the Celtics in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals after defeating them 90-76.
Anthony ended the contest 26 points.
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Brandon Bass has quietly put together a solid effort against the Knicks in these playoffs - particularly on the defensive end where he helped slow Melo down in Game 4. Although Melo still managed to score 36 points, he struggled through a 10-of-35 (28.6% FG) shooting night, including 0-for-7 on threes. It was Melo's worst shooting game of the series and it was largely due...
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It took them a while — more than 16 quarters to be exact — but the Boston Celtics finally registered their first victory in the opening round of their 2013 postseason campaign. The overtime victory over the New York Knicks hasn’t exactly boosted their NBA odds, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Any other direction would’ve been entirely wrong. Down three games to...
ESPN New York breaks down Carmelo Anthony’s shooting woes in the series, particularly in isolation sets:
In the regular season, Anthony was in isolation on 26 percent of Knicks’ plays that ended with a field goal attempt, free throw or turnover from the All-Star. He had a 41.8 field goal percentage on such plays, according to data compiled by ESPN Stats & Information.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and the New York Knicks moved
to the brink of their first playoff series victory in 13 years,
routing the Boston Celtics 90-76 on Friday night in Game 3 of the
It's funny how these things work. You have a subpar regular season, but then step up your game when it counts the most and the previous 6 months are forgotten. Doc Rivers for one has appreciated playoff Bass.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers called forward Brandon Bass "the star of the game" for his defense on Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Bass limited Anthony to 10-of-35...
When the New York Knicks finally returned to the playoffs two years ago, the Boston Celtics let them hang around for only four games.
Now Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks are on the verge of beating Boston, and they want to do it just as quickly.
Anthony scored 26 points and the Knicks moved to the brink of their first playoff series victory in 13 years, routing the Celtics 90-76...
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Knicks 90 Celtics 97
At the end of the half, things were bad for the Knicks. New York had been averaging just fewer than 12 turnovers per game in the first three matches in the series. Today was a different story, as they had 12 turnovers in the first half. In addition to their sloppy ball handling and passing, the Knicks were shooting atrociously. A team...
Well, here we are, Game 4. The game that could be this team's last of the year. The game that could be KG's last game as a Celtic. If it is, they should make it a good one. Without further ado, here are tonight's five things:
5. MORE SHOTS FOR BASS:
In the Game Three loss, Brandon Bass shot just 1/5 from the field. I'm shocked that this team only gave him 5 attempts...
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Today in Boston the New York Knicks have the chance to sweep the Boston Celtics and head home for as long rest until the beginning of Round 2 of the NBA playoffs against the Hawks or the Pacers. Today the New York Knicks will be without the services of J.R. Smith, who was suspended by the league, due to a flagrant 2 foul against Jason Terry in game 3.
BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony was so reserved in complimenting Raymond Felton that the Knicks point guard, seated less than two feet away, could not help laughing. Felton had just finished dicing up the Celtics in a decisive playoff victory, and the best Anthony could manage to say was that his teammate’s 15-point, 10-assist performance was “what he’s supposed to do.”
Behind a huge OT from Jason Terry, some Truth heroics and Brandon Bass’ tough defense on ‘Melo, Celts avoid the sweep today. After watching a double-digit lead vanish (what is else is new), the C’s fought through some awful officiating, terrible offense of their own and beat the Knicks 97-90 in OT. Without JR Smith, the Knicks struggled to find much of an offense, until late...
Down 2-0, Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics return home tonight to take on Carmelo Anthony's New York Knicks. So far this series the second half hasn't been too kind to the Celtics as they've managed to score just 48 combined points between each game's third and fourth quarters. While Boston has played really well in spurts, they've yet to put together a complete...