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: Despite playing with a sore back, hip and groin, Carmelo Anthony scored nine of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Knicks avenged a bad loss last Wednesday to the Charlotte Bobcats and won their third straight, 91-87, at Madison Square Garden.
Charlotte’s D.J. Augustin missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds and Anthony then made 1-of-2 free throws to ice the win. He was 9-for-13 from the line in the game.
Amar’e Stoudemire scored a team-high 25 points to go with 11 rebounds for the Knicks, Tyson Chandleradded 20 points and 13 boards and Iman Shumpert had 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in his second straight start.
QUOTABLE: “We held them to 87 points tonight. Tonight we won the game on the defensive end.”
— Anthony on his team’s 38 percent shooting night , which included a 1-for-10 performance from beyond the arc.Click here for Video highlights and the full notebook at NBA.com.
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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.