Unless the nose-diving Denver Nuggets can turn things around, they’ll miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003, when they got Carmelo Anthony after a 17-65 season.
Carmelo Anthony was really sharp when he was in, and the New York Knicks were even better after he went out.
Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
Carmelo Anthony missed a contested, 14-foot jumper at the buzzer, and the Denver Nuggets hung on for a 97-95 victory over the New York Knicks and their former star player on Friday night.
The Denver Nuggets released their regular season schedule for 2013-14 and the Brian Shaw era will begin on Oct. 30 when Denver visits the Sacramento Kings.
Anthony first hurt his left shoulder on April 14 against the Pacers. Now it seems he played the entire playoff run — 12 games — with a partially torn labrum.
With the game, series, or season on the line, would you rather have Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant on your squad?
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
The Knicks should have their size back in time for their playoff opener, with Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin both on the mend.