Carmelo Anthony Airballs Two-Foot Shot In 1st Quarter, Scores Franchise-High 25 In The 2nd!
Carmelo Anthony was so off in the first quarter of the Knicks and Wizards game, he airballed a wide-open jump shot two-feet from the rim. The Shaqtin’ a fool moment was so embarrassing, Melo even smiled about it as he got back on defense..or whatever he does when he’s not on offense.
Not so funny was the Knicks being outscored 38-27 in the first quarter. So Melo got dead serious and erupted for a Knicks franchise-high 25 points on 10 for 12 shooting in the second quarter. The eruption, which beat out Willis Reed and Allan Houston’s previous record of 24, gave the Knicks a one-point lead going into the half.
Then Melo went cold again, scoring just a single point in the third quarter — dominated by the Wizards (34-19) — and six in a wild and controversial fourth that ended with the Knicks losing by three and Melo complaining the Wizards had six players on the court because Wizards assistant Sidney Lowe was standing on the court near teammate Courtney Lee.
The disappointing loss gave the Knicks their third loss in their last four games and a 3-8 record in 2017, so far.