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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 D'Antoni, the Knicks won for the eighth time in nine games and improved to 9-0 at home for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
Meanwhile, things are starting as poorly for D'Antoni in Los Angeles as they ended in New York. The Lakers, still without Steve Nash and Pau Gasol, were never really in the game while losing their fourth straight and falling to 9-14.
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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony sustained a sprained left ankle in Thursday night's win and was listed as questionable for a game Saturday night against Cleveland. No X-rays were taken of the ankle and Anthony will have no additional tests, the team said Friday during a day off from practice. Anthony had scored 30 points Thursday night when he collided with Los Angeles...
Carmelo Anthony just recently missed a couple games thanks to a lacerated finger. Now, he may have to miss additional time thanks to a sprained ankle. Anthony suffered the injury during the New York Knicks 116-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Nate Taylor of the New York Times, Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said after the game the injury did not look serious. However...
New York Knicks' forward Carmelo Anthony has been on a tear this season thus far. He's been averaging 27.9 points a game on an efficient 47.3% front he field. What's more astonishing is his increase in hustle on defense. However, after going down with a sprained ankle in the what would have likely been blowout of the Los Angeles Lakers, Anthony is not expected to play...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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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