Found January 05, 2013 on
Orlando Magic Daily:
The Magic knew what was coming.
Once Carmelo Anthony got the ball at the top of the key he was going to run a pick and roll. Once he had the ball in his hands, that is when it was unclear what he might do. That is when Josh McRoberts or Arron Afflalo or Nikola Vucevic, who all took turns guarding Anthony down the stretch, were stuck on that dreaded island. That is when they were stuck with the mystery of how Anthony was going to attack.
And even when they guessed right, Anthony still could make them look foolish.
This is what having one of THOSE players -- one of the best scorers in the world, can do for a team. Particularly a team that plays so well together on the offensive end for most of the game and needs a basket or a quality basket or a "quality" basketbal from a superstar late in games.
The Magic do not have that. They lack a player whom they can be confident will get himself or a teammate a good shot late in games every time he touches the ball.
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J.R. Smith added 18 points off the bench and Tyson Chandler had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
The Knicks have won two straight overall and four in a row over the Magic, dating back to last season.
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