LeBron James and the Miami Heat rolled into Madison Square Garden on Saturday night and did what they had to do: End the Knicks’ four-game winning streak, and grab the W. Mission accomplished. Led by James, who finished with 30 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals, the Heat cruised to a 106-91 win. The night wasn’t without it’s moments though, especially when Carmelo Anthony looked like he was auditioning for a Super Bowl berth with a ‘tackle foul’ on James as he went into freight train mode en-route to the basket.
A foul was called, but after the game James said perhaps it should have been more than just a personal foul on his good friend.
“That’s not the first time I’ve been tackled,” James said. “It shouldn’t be one personal foul. It’s not a basketball play. But at the same time, he saw me coming with a full head of steam and he was just trying to wrap me up. I don’t think he intended for me to hit the ground, but I did.’’
Anthony said he didn’t think he hit James that hard.
“I’ve got to get the first hit before he delivered the hit,” he said. “I stopped him. That means I did my job. I don’t think I hit him that hard.”
Watch James’ full post-game media interview below.
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