Carmelo Anthony’s 26 point, 20 rebound, effort against the Clippers went for nothing last night at Madison Square Garden as the Knicks lost 109-95. New York, which began an eight game home-stand with last night’s game, looked out of sync in the final 14 minutes of the game leading to another home loss in a building in which they went 31-10 last season. The loss drops their home record to 7-13 this season.
Anthony, who will become a free agent at season’s end, looked frustrated on-court, but after the game he was composed when speaking to the media and as is usually the case he tried to look on the positive side of the situation. He maintains that the late-January stretch of games will be crucial to the Knicks’ chances of making the playoffs.
“It seems that we can’t figure it out here on our home court,” Anthony said. “But despite these last couple of games, I think we’ve got a great stretch that can work in our favor if we get some things right, adjust some things and figure it out quickly.”
Anthony’s 20/20 game was the first by a Knick since David Lee recorded the feat in April, 2010.