Carmelo Anthony lights up Toronto Raptors in New York Knicks win
In only Carmelo Anthony’s second game since returning from an injury, he put up a huge game to help the New York Knicks beat the Toronto Raptors by the score of 99-94 Friday night.
Anthony shot 14 of 31 from the field, which included 2 of 8 from three-point land, while making 7 of 11 from the charity stripe for a total of 37 points. He also grabbed six boards and dished out one assist in the Knicks victory.
Carmelo Anthony added one steal, blocked two shots and committed seven turnovers in 43 minutes of playing time.
Carmelo Anthony‘s return to Denver was a rocky visit as Knicks lose
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony returned to the Pepsi Center, an arena he called home during the first eight seasons of his NBA career, for the first time since being traded, and he left alone on a plane back to NY to be examined after re-injuring his knee as his team loss to the Denver Nuggets by the score of 117-94 Wednesday night.
It seemed that Melo was bothered by his knee throughout the contest, as he started off missing 9 of his first 12 shots to start the game. He eventually left the game during the third quarter due to the soreness being far too much to continue to play through.
Anthony finished by scoring nine points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing out three assists in the Knicks loss. It was reported that after the game, Carmelo Anthony returned to New York so he could have his knee drained, making it clear that he will not be playing Thursday night when the Knicks visit the Portland Trail Blazers.
Kevin Durant out-duels J.R. Smith at the Garden as Thunder win
The Carmelo Anthony-Kevin Durant showdown had to be postponed due to a Melo injury, however J.R. Smith was a nice fill-in…at least for the first three quarters.
The Oklahoma City Thunder defense finally got to Smith during the fourth quarter as they hung on to get the win over the New York Knicks by the score of 95-94 Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Smith attempted a turnaround jump shot on New York’s final possession and missed it as the buzzer sounded.
J.R. Smith put up 36 points, a season-high for him, but he shot only 2 of 9 in the fourth, which included going 1 of 5 from three-point land.
The Durantula dropped 34 points, which included making two free throw attempts with 1:38 remaining in the game to give the Thunder the lead for good. Kevin Durant also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists in the win.
Carmelo Anthony injury of sore knee leaves his status questionable
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has been having soreness in his knee for the past couple of weeks, but recently the pain got so bad that he underwent an MRI.
Anthony seemed to injure his right knee in the Knicks’ victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night.
Melo spoke about his injury by saying,
“I wanted to get clarity on it. The MRI came back great. We don’t think it’s too serious.”
The team announced on Tuesday that Carmelo has officially been diagnosed with a sore right knee, and he is currently listed on the New York Knicks injury report as questionable for Wednesday night’s contest versus the Detroit Pistons.
Reportedly Carmelo Anthony was considering not playing against the Cavaliers beforehand.