62 Pts by Melo and over 7MINS remaining and he sends him to the bench.
He coulda torched for 70+ and challenged Kobe's 81.
Even while Fans were chanting for more Melo.
I feel cheated.
I feel you Scribbles, Melo had more points in him but Woody did the right thing. Melo walking of the court after a career night with 7 min left...It was perfect...
Yeah, i felt cheated too, but i would had been pissed if Melo got hurt too....you could see he was draggin
he definitely was good for 70 pts though
Woodson kept him in longer than needed. I'm fine with it.
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Ask yourself .. was Melo's 62 points for a Knicks WIN? or for his stats? or for the media/press bad rumors from Melo's teammates the days before his nut nut nut 62 pt exploit (Melo refuse to pass the ball in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter) to teammates?
Are any of Melo's teammates allowed to score 30 points or more (other than JRsmith) in Woodson sheme? NO!
Lastseason, when rookie Copeland scored 30 points during our 18-5 start, Copeland was DNP for a month after.
We all seen rookie THJ get fire-hot in the first-half in several games to be taking-out, and not put back into the game, until the last 2 minutes of the 3rd qtr..
When a teams HC dont give any of the players the green-light to keep scoring when they are hot shooting 5-6 scoring off the ball their first 7 to 10 minutes into the game, the HC sits that player .. so the HC two favorite most minute players could fullfill their scoring-stats ....... That is a bad sign of a headcoach, and a very bad sign of the 2 most-minute played players.
Imagine if OKC HC kept sitting Harden on the bench, so Durant & Westbrook could do all the scoring in the game?
OKC never wouldve made it to the WCF.
whatever kman, it's crazy to keep bitching about one of the best performances in MSG history, but you're entitled to your opinion.
There's to many parables when it involve the NBA's most minute played player Carmelo Anthony, having a 19-27 record with a $92M cap roster. Dont try to cover-up Melo short-coming with injury-prone teammates each season, it has got old, and tiresome.
Across the interwebs, in the media, and in Knick players hearts? Oh christ. Any single made basket by Melo "________ turned the corner! Superstar talent realized!!" and every win, no matter who against or in what way "CORNER TURNED! 50WINS NOW! FINALS! HEAT DONT SCARE US!"
So yeah I kinda speak out loud when the Knicks organization allow the conclusion of a win, "The Melo-Knicks beat ....... with Carmelo Anthony scoring a game high so-so points".
Oh and listening to all the Melo-Fans themselves talk like they're on some incredible win streak against the league's elite when they just beat some **** LOTTERY teams....drives me to comment as well.
What else is there to talk about? Shumpert's hair?
haha, re shumpert's hair, sorry that's no longer part of the discussion, now that he cut it.
you have to look at the way the Knicks won past 4 games, and the way Melo has played. it hasn't been iso-Melo, it's been ball movement, the rise of the Juniors (Smitty & TH), Jeremy Tyler busting out, Prig back in the mix, etc. whether it's against lottery teams or not doesn't matter, Knicks have beaten top quality teams when they played well (Miami, S.A., Dallas).
face it, Melo is THE SUPERSTAR of this team, is the high scorer whether he ball hogs or not, and he'll be the focal point of any win or loss, unless someone else shines (ie: THJR); fact of the matter is, this current win streak Melo has been shooting extremely well, has not been iso-Melo-hog, and the team has played AS A TEAM. yet you continue to diss him, instead of relaxing and thinking: maybe the guy has got it figured out with the guys he's playing with, can trust his teammates to score and defend.
I say give Melo a break, give Peace a chance, give your grandson a hug, and hope and pray the Knicks beat the cHeat. maybe one day you'll actually appreciate Melo's game, if and when he figures out how to play team ball. as a Knicks fan, I have faith.
I wish it was that easy not to include the NBA most minute played player this season as the Knicks "CANCER" player.
Melo plays as our PF (at the 4 spot), the majority of the game in a 3 guard rotation forcing all of our PF to get their playingtime at the center position (rookie Jeremy Tyler is force to play center lol). Plus PF-Melo plays as our PG whenever he wants, plus stay on the perimeter on offense. On defense PF Melo are always MIA defending-paint, and boxing-out.
When Melo plays PG what play does he call-out?