When it was all said and done, Carmelo Anthony torched the Celtics to the tune of 37 points, leading the way to a victory for his Knicks. The game tying three-pointer with about three minutes to go sticks out most, as do the two free throws on the questionable foul called on Marquis Daniels. Without Paul Pierce to check Melo, the burden fell mostly on Sasha Pavlovic and Quis. Sasha struggled heavily, but while going through film in the GreenLab, Quis did a solid job on Melo.
When Quis was able to be aggressive and establish his position on Melo first, he did a good job defending him. When Melo went into his offense quickly, being a spot up jumper or drive to the basket, he was able to score. Check the videos below for a detailed examination of Quis' defense from each half.
Quis First Half Defense on Melo
0:00-0:18 - Quis picks up Melo at half court, and follows him to the high post. Here, he's able to fight and establish his position first, denying Melo the ball a...