The Knicks snapped a four-game losing streak for their 15th win of the season. To get the job done, Carmelo Anthony chipped in 24 points, six rebounds and six assists. While rookie Kristaps Porzingis added an efficient 10 points on 4-6 shooting from the field.
“We came a long way,” Anthony said, smiling and drawing out the word “long.” “We came a long way, man. I try to forget about kind of what happened at the beginning of this year, this calendar year, and kind of just focus on right now, the present moment. But we’ve come a long way with just the additions that we made on this team, the type of team that we have. We’ve come a long way.”
Melo also reached a career milestone, passing Hal Greer to become 32nd on the all-time scoring list. Up next on the list, Larry Bird.