Mike D’Antoni and Carmelo Anthony are back together at the Garden for the first time tonight, their public divorce last March working out magnificently for the player and not so wonderfully for the former Knicks coach.
As D’Antoni’s purple-and-gold Lakers invade the Garden, Anthony is coming off a 45-point explosion in Brooklyn amidst an MVP-caliber season.
Anthony’s Knicks are soaring like an eagle above the Eastern Conference at 16-5. The Lakers — and the knee-impaired D’Antoni — are limping along in the West. D’Antoni owns a 4-8 clip in L.A. following Tuesday’s loss in Cleveland after which he flipped out at a Los Angeles Times columnist questioning his preparation.