New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks like a man on a mission as he followed-up his 50 point performance at the Miami Heat with a 40 point performance at the Atlanta Hawks as his team won by the score of 95-82 Wednesday night.
Anthony shot 17 of 27 from the field, including 1 of 2 from downtown, and made 5 of 6 from the charity stripe. He also grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists in the Knicks victory.
Anthony only committed one turnover in 41 minutes of playing time as the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to 10 games. Carmelo Anthony has now scored 90 points, on 35 of 53 shooting, and has only committed one turnover in the past two games
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was back on the court Wednesday night as his team beat the Orlando Magic by the score of 106-94.
Anthony, who was sidelined the previous three games due to a knee injury, scored 21 points while shooting 7 of 14 from the field, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc, and making 4 of 6 free throw attempts.
Carmelo Anthony also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded one steal and blocked one shot in 33 minutes of playing time during the Knicks victory.
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.
The NBA announced Wednesday afternoon that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony suspended for one game without pay because of his confrontations with Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett in the tunnel to the arena, outside the team’s locker room and outside the team’s bus in the garage after Monday night’s game at Madison Square Garden.
Anthony must serve his suspension Thursday night when the New York Knicks face the Indiana Pacers.
Stu Jackson, NBA executive VP of basketball operations released a statement following the announcement that said,
“There are no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game. Carmelo Anthony attempted to engage with Kevin Garnett multiple times after Monday’s game and therefore a suspension was warranted.”
Kevin Garnett fight with Anthony almost get ugly after Celtics win
The Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett fight, which took place after the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks by the score of 102-96 Monday night at Madison Square Garden, almost got ugly and required New York City police officers and building security to be present so they could defuse the incident, according to multiple sources.
According to the police report, Garnett and Anthony nearly came to blows. It all started when Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett confronted each other during the fourth quarter of the game, resulting in both players receiving technical fouls.
But it did not end there. Carmelo was clearly still upset, and after the game he exited the court through the visiting team’s tunnel instead of using the Knicks exit.
It looked like New York Knicks Tyson Chandler tried to stop and calm Anthony down, but Melo was determined and blew right by the team’s center. According to witnesses, Carmelo Anthony went up to the the Boston locker room and was shouting.
According to sources, Melo then approached KG near Boston’s team bus. The police and Madison Square Garden security intervened.
The video posted below by Fantasy Basketball Money Leagues shows Anthony waiting for Garnett near the Celtics team bus as Knicks head coach Mike Woodson looked to be attempting to calm his star player down. Building and Team security along with police officers were also present.
This could result in suspensions and/or fines for both Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scores 23 points and J.R. Smith put up 20, marking the fifth straight game that he has recorded at least 20 points while coming off the bench, as their team stopped the longest current winning streak in the NBA (7 games) by beating the San Antonio Spurs by the score of 100-83 Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Guard Steve Novak chipped in 15 points, shooting 5 of 7 from beyond the arc while coming off the bench, and center Tyson Chandler recorded a double-double of 10 points and 14 boards to assist New York in bouncing back from back-to-back losses by taking control of during the fourth quarter versus San Antonio, who seemed to be running on empty at the end of their second game in as many nights.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant led a comeback in the second half as the team’s defense came up big in the fourth quarter and they got a win over the New York Knicks by the score of 100-94 on Chirstmas Day. The win was the Los Angeles Lakers fifth in a row.
Kobe Bryant put up 34 points in his 15th Christmas Day game, a NBA record, and forward Metta World Peace chipped in 20 points along with seven rebounds while having the daunting task of guarding New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, who scored a team-high 34 points of his own.
Kobe Bryant has now scored 30 points or more for the ninth consecutive game.
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 31 points as he returned to his team’s starting lineup and led them past the Brooklyn Nets by the score of 100-86 Wednesday night.
The New York Knicks are now 2-1 versus the Brooklyn Nets this NBA season.