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Upon further review, Mike D'Antoni made a poor choice when he decided to show Iman Shumpert a video of John Starks' performance in Game Seven of the 1994 NBA Finals as a motivational tool.
We're actually not sure that D'Antoni made that choice on the way to Memphis for Thursday night's game against the Grizzlies, but it seems as plausible an explanation as any other for the game that Shumpert turned in against Memphis.
Throwing away any pretense of ball distribution and offensive flow, Shumpert put up shots at a furious pace on Thursday and kept shooting even though it was clear that his aim wasn't any truer than Starks' aim on that fateful night in Houston.
Shumpert finished five of 20 from the floor and added six turnovers for good measure in a performance that served as a giant honking reminder that rookies are far from finished products.
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Carmelo Anthony sprained his right ankle in Thursday night’s loss to the Grizzlies and he’s recovering. The team apparently wanted Melo to use crutches to help recover, but he refused and went with a walking boot instead. His reason?
“Yeah I had a boot on last night. They wanted me on crutches, but it was messin’ my swag up,” he said after practice Friday.
New York forward Carmelo Anthony left the Knicks' game against Memphis on Thursday night after spraining his right ankle early in the second half.
Knicks officials said Anthony wouldn't return and that X-rays were negative.
Anthony, the Knicks' leading scorer at 26.6 points a game, injured the ankle on New York's end of the floor and immediately limped to the bench...
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony left Thursday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies after suffering a sprained ankle early in the third quarter.
Anthony was ruled out for the rest of the game and was scheduled to have X-rays.
He had 14 points and three rebounds before limping off the court when he was hurt on the Knicks’ end of the court.
Anthony is averaging a team...
Carmelo Anthony had 27 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals, helping the New York Knicks cool off the Philadelphia 76ers, 85-79.
Carmelo Anthony is expected to miss the New York Knicks' game at Oklahoma City on Saturday night because of a sprained right ankle. Coach Mike D'Antoni gave the update before the morning shootaround. Anthony is the league's fourth-leading scorer, averaging 25.5 points. He was hurt early in the second half of New York's loss at Memphis on Thursday night.
Carmelo Anthony is being listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Thunder due to a sprained right ankle and sprained left wrist. Anthony did not practice on Friday one night after sitting out the last 22 minutes of the Knicks loss in Memphis.
The Knicks were swept by the Celtics in last year's playoffs.
Iman Shumpert is third on the Knicks in raw plus-minus.
The Knicks are 21st in offensive efficiency at 100.5 points per 100 possessions.
The New York Knicks just sent a surging Philadelphia team back home with a few things to ponder and will take their four-game winning streak to the road tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum.
Two of the NBA's best pure scorers were scheduled to go head to head tonight in OKC when the Thunder hosted the Knicks but Carmelo Anthony's ankle injury has likely put that storyline on hold.