New York Knicks-
Carmelo Anthony did everything in his power to stop the Knicks’ losing streak. Anthony was 16/26 on 61% shooting for 46 points. He had 7 rebounds and 1 assist. Somehow that’s not enough, as the Knicks lost their seventh straight game.
Anthony’s 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left tied it at 100. This was the first game this season the Knicks reached 100 points. Then Jazz Trey Burke hit a jumper in the corner to win the game. It was a 21-footer over JR Smith. The Knicks lost 102-100 and dropped to 2-8.
Utah Jazz Gordon Hayward had a great game on 11-18 for 61% shooting with 33 points. He also had 6 assists. Jazz Derrick Favors was 8-15 on 53 % shooting with 21 points. He was great on the boards with 12 rebounds.
Jazz small forward Hayward is starting off the season well and is the Jazz’s go-to player.
Injuries Adding Up:
In the first quarter, the Knicks lost Iman Shumpert to a hip injury. It was confirmed as a hip contusion; the X-rays were negative. No timetable on his return. The Knicks also rested Amare Stoudemire.
Pablo Prigioni Steps Up:
Pablo Prigioni had a nine-point fourth quarter. He took control and got a 7-1 run started in the fourth. He had to step up with Shumpert and Jose Calderon injured.
Anthony hits a big three to tie and thought he got the Knicks to overtime.
According to Ian Begley,
Anthony at the end of the game:
“I just wanted it to go to overtime,” he said. “Just give us a chance to play to win.”
“I just couldn’t believe it,” Anthony said. “Just disbelief.”
“I was just trying man. I don’t like to lose and tonight was just one of those games trying to will our way to win,” he said afterward.
“It can easily wear on you a lot,” Anthony said. “Right now, we feel like we’re losing games we should win. The thing about it, we’re losing here at home, so that makes it hurt even more. At the end of the day, man, what can we do?”