Carmelo scores 37 as Knicks win again on the road in Washington thriller
- Updated: November 1, 2015
Carmelo Anthony’s magical night with 37 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists helped New York take another win on the road to spoil Wizards’ home opener. One couldn’t have said he’s coming after a knee surgery.
It’s been a while for me since I kind of had this experience, it felt good out there. – Carmelo Anthony
It seems like Anthony took note of Wizards’ Jared Dudley comments calling Melo one of the most underrated players in the league a few months ago and answered with a flawless performance.
Carmelo, on Jared Dudley's comment abt him being most overrated player in NBA: "It got back to me… I had this gm circled on my calendar."
— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) November 1, 2015
In one of the most exciting games the Knicks have played since they’ve been a playoff team, they shot 47.7% from the field and 47.4% from the three point lane.
Langston Galloway led the bench with 14 points, including a crucial 3 pointer late in the 4th to put New York up 111-106 with 1:03 on the clock.
A controversial referee decision was called on the inbound play right after the Wizards cut the lead to one, when the same Galloway couldn’t control the ball but allowed a timeout in spite of the replay showing his foot being on the line. Knicks got lucky this time and after a couple of free throws made by Anthony, Bradley Beal misses a layup and Carmelo is being sent again at the free point line to conceal the victory.