Originally written on Turn On The Knicks  |  Last updated 10/20/14
This past Sunday and Monday provided a strong testament and reminder to the value of Carmelo Anthony as a scorer and the true strength of the Knicks offense. Sunday’s game against the Miami Heat showed both Anthony’s potential when he is playing at his best and how he performs when checked by an elite defender. Monday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers showed what the Knicks are capable of in his absence. All three of these scenarios are extremely relevant when it comes to judging how far the Knicks could go in the playoffs. In the first half of Sunday’s 99-93 loss to the Miami Heat, Anthony was bringing his “A” game. He scored 17 of the Knicks 22 first quarter points and finished the half with a game-high 24 points.  The Knicks led 59-45. Anthony was being guarded by Shane Battier and took advantage. He was knocking down shots and getting to the hoop for some high-percentage opportunities. When Anthony gets rolling the Knicks offense is a force to be reckoned with. Defenses fo...
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