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New York Knicks
When the New York Knicks made their second trek to Brooklyn to play the Nets on Tuesday night, the Eastern Conference's top team came into the Barclays Center with one goal on offense.
"As soon as the refs came in and they threw the ball up," Knicks center Tyson Chandler said, "we just decided to go to 'Melo."
New York executed its plan to perfection, deviating from the script only when forced to by the Nets' stingy D, and Carmelo Anthony held up his hefty end of the bargain, scoring 45 points as the Knicks (16-5) rallied from 17 points down for a 100-97 road win, sending Brooklyn to its fifth consecutive loss.
The 45 points were the most for Anthony since being traded to New York in February 2011, and his 27.7 points-per-game average is the five-time All-Star's highest total since his final season in Denver.
But after the game, it wasn't 'Melo's scoring prowess, but his unselfishness -- if you can believe that -- that garnered rav...
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Carmelo Anthony suffered a sprained left ankle in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game against the Lakers and is questionable to return.
On a drive to the hoop, Dwight Howard fouled Anthony causing an awkward fall to the ground where his left leg was pinned underneath him. He stayed in the game to shoot two free throws, but was forced to take himself out of the game shortly...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-107 on Thursday night in coach Mike D'Antoni's return to Madison Square Garden.
Firing in 3-pointers and moving the ball to open shooters, things they often struggled to do under...
Saying that Carmelo Anthony "does it all and he’s as strong as a bull," Kobe Bryant said the Knicks star is the NBA's toughest player to defend for him personally.
George Karl has not had many good things to say about Carmelo Anthony since the Denver Nuggets traded him to the New York Knicks two seasons ago. Many have painted Carmelo as a selfish player who is unwilling to buy into the team mentality, and Karl has done nothing to change that perception. However, the Nuggets coach recently praised Anthony for changing his game. “I’ve said...
One great quarter… that’s all it takes to beat the Lakers these days. Led by Carmelo Anthony and his 22 points, the Knicks set Madison Square ablaze in the early going with a season-best 41 points in the first 12 minutes. Melo was scorching-hot from downtown; he connected on his first three-pointer just 37 seconds into the game, and proceeded to pull up and knock down two...
Carmelo Anthony is a greater personal defensive challenge for Kobe Bryant than LeBron James.
Throughout his 16-year career, Kobe Bryant has often drawn the assignment of defending an opposing team’s best player. He has had some epic battles with great players like Paul Pierce and LeBron James, but Kobe says one stands above the rest as the most difficult to cover. That man is Carmelo Anthony.
During an interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Wednesday, Kobe was asked...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Manhattan takes Brooklyn
It was another supercharged night at the Barclays Center for the much-anticipated rematch between New York's two teams. And both came to play in this entertaining up-and-down affair.
Manhattan (aka New York) may have exacted some revenge. Or better...
To Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony is the toughest cover in the NBA. Tougher, even, than LeBron James.
“For me, yeah,” Bryant told Stephen A. Smith in an interview Wednesday.
“He’s always been a player that I enjoyed guarding the most,” Bryant said. “He was the most difficult because of his size and his speed.”
Bryant added that Anthony’s shooting range, ability...
Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 45 points, Jason Kidd made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 24 seconds left, and the New York Knicks rallied from an early 17-point hole to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-97 on Tuesday night.
Kidd finished with 18 points against his former team, who used to dominate the Knicks when he played in New Jersey. Now the series is tied at 1-1 since the Nets...
At this point guarding Smush Parker might be a struggle for Bean, but here is what he had to say about Carmelo and King Hairline. To Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony is the toughest cover in the NBA. Tougher, even, than LeBron James. “For me, yeah,” ”He was the most difficult because of his size and [...]
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