Saw this blurb in the NY Post (on the NYK-DEN recap): "Anthony’s late-game performances have become a source of concern. This statistic says it all: He’s one for his last 15 on game-winning or game-tying shots in the final 30 seconds."
I've heard the notion put forth... That b/c he's exerting more energy on the boards to help out on the glass, and b/c Woody is forced to play him more, that Anthony is just gassed come final minutes of the fourth.
Add to that fact, the NYK are nearing bottom in NBA on both "fouls called on and for" (for an NBA worst disparity of about 7 fouls per game)... the 'Melo is just taking a beating.
A slump or what?