Monday, January 28, 2013

Carmelo knows how to get his

Lately, talks of Carmelo Anthony for MVP have cooled and his Knicks have struggled, going 5-5 in their last 10 including an outing on Saturday in Philadelphia that Anthony went just 9/28 from the field.  Critics have heaped it on Anthony once again for shooting the ball too much and playing selfishly.

Well last night, Anthony was nothing short of brilliant.  After starting the game 1/5, he finished going 14/23 including an extraordinary 9/12 from 3.  His most impressive 3 came at the end of the first half in a stretch that he converted 3 3's in 55 seconds including one at the 22 second mark below that he pulls up from the 'MSG' logo that sits almost 30 feet from the basket.  He capped off his day by driving to the basket with 12 seconds left and converting an 'and one' that gave the Knicks a 106-104 victory over the Hawks.

Back-to-back 28 shot games for Anthony is a bit scarey and brings back memories of the Knicks of last year.  If the Knicks want to have a shot in the East, they need to get back to playing like they did at the beginning of the season where the led they league in defense and the scoring was evenly distributed.  This all starts with the fat boi at the point.  If he can lay off the marshmallows, the Knicks have a shot.

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