Aside from missing some lay-ups, Carmelo played solid basketball. People who think he was bluffing when he said he will play the right way and trust his teammates should look no further than this road win to know that Carmelo is a changed, more mature basketball player. Melo from last season would have forced shots against tight defense even though he's in a cold streak. This year? Oh boy.
He played team defense, made the right passes, did not force shots, knew when to attack the defense. I know he only had 9 points but he was only reacting off of what the Spurs were giving the team. They were pressing Melo hard and sagging off of Ray, Jason and the other guys. So what did he do, he used his ability to attract defenses and kicked it off to the open team mate or waited for the proper play. I'm really impressed and am glad to see that Carmelo knows the his team mates are gonne be there for him.
****, this Knicks team is scary.
On to the next one, Memphis here we come.