“It’s just a matter of who wants it more,” Carmelo Anthony said. On Thursday night, that was the Knicks.
With the game, series, or season on the line, would you rather have Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant on your squad?
Nobody ever really stops Carmelo Anthony. Not in his mind, anyway.
“I think for the most part, from the start of the game and throughout the whole game, I think we played with a sense of urgency today,” Anthony said after the game. “We played the way we’ve been playing as far as competing at the highest level.”
The Knicks will not concede they have a “big” problem — yet. Check back if they lose Game 2 on Tuesday night.
The Pacers are classic Eastern Conference bruisers, while the Knicks are countering with something closer to small ball. So far, Indiana’s way is bigger, badder and better.
“I would be upset, too, if I was her,’’ Anthony said. “She’s always getting thrown into the mix of the Boston Celtics series. I would be upset if I was her. She’s her own person at the end of the day.”
The Knicks will try to end their best-of-seven series Wednesday night in front of New York’s fans — and Anthony is confident his team can get it done.
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
Now that’s a Pick to Click. In your face Conn!
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
The Knicks should have their size back in time for their playoff opener, with Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin both on the mend.