Carmelo Anthony saved the Knicks today from a disastrous loss to the Bulls that would’ve thrown them out of playoff position with 43 points and two gigantic 3-pointers – a game-tying bucket at the end of regulation and the game-winner in OT.
Melo’s 43 points is the most for a Knick this season and his two heroic shots came when they needed him to be a superstar the most. Anthony, who hit his first five shots, wound up 16 of 31 despite a cold stretch in the second and third quarters.
The Knicks face the Bulls again Tuesday and could face them in Round 1 if they hold off the Bucks for the final playoff spot. The Knicks now lead the Bucks by one game.