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Knicks Snap Skid; Trounce Bobcats

 

 

If I would have told you before the game that Carmelo Anthony was going to shoot 0-7 from the field, but the Knicks would win by 30 you would have called me insane. Well, that’s exactly what happened in Charlotte last night as the Knicks cruised to a 33 point victory on the road. Anthony was able to collect 11 rebounds and dish out 4 assists, but thankfully Chandler and Stoudemire came to play.

Tyson Chandler looked dominant, dropping 20 points on 9-10 shooting, with 17 boards, a block and an assist. He looked unstoppable, driving to the paint and dunking like the true big we signed him to be. Stoudemire had a comeback game in the wake of a debilitating double overtime loss to Denver, shooting 7-12 for 18 points and 8 rebounds.

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Landry Fields put up another solid outing and looks to be settling into his place in the offense. Fields filled up the box score, scoring 18 points while adding 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals. What’s more impressive is he has been consistent. Over the past 5 games, he’s averaged 13.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 steals. Let’s just hope he can keep it up.

A lot of people last night saw a must win on the road against an anemic Charlotte offense, but I saw something different. I saw Carmelo Anthony talk the talk and walk the walk. If you remember Carmelo recently said he was taking too many shots and he wanted his teammates to tell him if he was being a ball hog. After a game where he took 30 shots, he took only 7, showing maturity in recognizing that he was having an off night and it would be detrimental to the team to continue to fire away.

 

 

Melo also looked different on the floor, he almost looked content. If he wasn’t going to score, he was going to grab boards and dimes. He never looked down or belittled like Amar’e when he struggled in Denver. Melo’s scoring ability was never in question, but his character and leadership on the court was. Maybe I’m reading too much into one game, but it’s at least a step in the right direction.

The Knicks take on Cleveland and early rookie of the year candidate Kyrie Irving tonight at 7 pm.

 

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By: Nicholas Circharo
Pro Basketball Fans Staff Writer


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