This was the world Carmelo Anthony envisioned when he joined the Knicks last season, where defenders have the best view in the arena to watch him light up the scoreboard.
The Hornets’ Greivis Vasquez (21) drove to the basket as Robin Lopez boxed out Tyson Chandler, who had 7 points and 12 rebounds.
A drive to the basket for 2 points here, a spin move to the baseline for an easy jumper there and an easy pull-up 3-pointer in transition just for fun. Anthony did it all Tuesday night against the New Orleans Hornets to lead the Knicks to a smooth 102-80 victory.
While Anthony, who scored a game-high 29 points in just 28 minutes, is expected to lead the Knicks (8-1) in scoring, he is unlikely have the opportunity to score so many points so quickly on most nights.