NEW YORK — Following what could have been his final game of the season and perhaps even last as a New York Knick on Sunday, Carmelo Anthony still seemed like he was in a state of shock about not making the playoffs.The Knicks were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday night. However, Anthony said missing the postseason for the first time in his career hadn’t really set in … yet.Getting ready for summer vacation this early is a more agonizing feeling for Anthony than the pain he feels in his throbbing shoulder, which ultimately could keep him out of the remaining two games of the season.
Carmelo Anthony may have played his last game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. The free-agent-to-be will huddle with the New York Knicks’ medical staff in the coming days to determine whether he plays in the team’s final two regular-season games. Anthony has been playing with an injured right shoulder for the past 11 days. He said on Sunday night that he may get an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. “Maybe in the next couple of days, I’ll try to make something happen with that,” Anthony said.
Mike Woodson took the blame for the Knicks' failure to make the playoffs and apologized to their fans Sunday.
Locked in a battle for the final Western Conference playoff berth, Memphis and Phoenix will clash on Monday.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points, including the go-ahead jumper in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Warriors 119-117 despite a season-high 47 points from Golden State’s Stephen Curry.
Ray McCallum hit back-to-back 3-pointers in a pivotal stretch midway through the fourth quarter, DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 15 rebounds, and the Sacramento Kings beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-103 on Sunday night.
Mike Conley scored 24 points and Memphis beat Los Angeles on Sunday night, moving the Grizzlies a game ahead of idle Phoenix in the race for the final Western Conference playoff berth.
In nearly 800 NBA regular-games, Carmelo Anthony had never played in one like this.
The futures of Coach Mike Woodson and his players will hang in the balance when an underachieving season ends.
Coach Jason Kidd said he hoped to see the Nets “get better each time we take the floor” and to be healthy with these remaining games.
Mirza Teletovic scored a team-high 20 points and Joe Johnson and Mason Plumlee each added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Orlando Magic 97-88 Sunday night.
The season began with James Dolan telling Mike Woodson he believed the Knicks should contend for a championship. It will end this week with the team embarrassingly missing the playoffs for the first time in four years, and with big changes likely on the horizon under $60 million new team president Phil Jackson.
Jim Dolan could barely contain himself when he heard that Josh Kroenke, the Denver Nuggets president, was ready to talk trade, specifically Carmelo Anthony, who had a burning desire to be a Knick.
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