Anthony first hurt his left shoulder on April 14 against the Pacers. Now it seems he played the entire playoff run — 12 games — with a partially torn labrum.
If the New York Knicks can pull it together they will move on to face either the Miami Heat or the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals.
With the game, series, or season on the line, would you rather have Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant on your squad?
What is the definition of the “most valuable player?” The NBA doesn’t define it for voters, but nearly every voter this year said Miami Heat superstar LeBron James was it. The lone holdout turned out to be Boston Globe writer Gary Washburn.
LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. The Miami Heat star took 120 of 121 first-place votes in this year’s balloting, giving him the award for the fourth time.
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.
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.
The New York Knicks have beaten the Miami Heat three of the last four times the teams have played including Tuesday night’s 102-90 victory. It’s given Knicks players and fans confidence they can hang with the Heat, but when the playoffs start, regular season victories mean nothing.
Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat 102-90 on Wednesday night.