Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
THE FACTS: In a game he called “almost a must win,” Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 39 points to go with 10 rebounds and the Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak by beating Orlando, 113-106, in overtime at Madison Square Garden. New York, the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, won for just the second time in its last 11 outings.
QUOTABLE: “I said that…that is how I felt…that is how we felt as a team that it was a must win for us. We as a team backed it up tonight. We showed when we play with energy and intensity, we just play hard a lot of things fall into place for us.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.