NYT: Now Starring at Power Forward: Carmelo Anthony
Despite another efficiently high-scoring effort from Carmelo Anthony (29 points on 11 of 19 shooting), Tuesday night’s loss to the Bulls dropped the Knicks back to a mere one-game lead over the Bucks for the conference’s eighth and final playoff slot.
To call Wednesday’s showdown in Milwaukee a must-win would be an understatement, particularly for the Knicks, whose coming schedule includes games against current second seed Miami and the red-hot, division-leading Celtics. To escape Wisconsin with a W, the Knicks – still without the services of Jeremy Lin and Amar’e Stoudemire – will likely need another scorching performance from their star small forward.
Lately, however, it has been Anthony’s re-designation as the power forward that has helped keep the Knicks’ season alive.
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