Anthony Continues to Struggle Offensively
Carmelo Anthony didn’t need great hearing to decipher the chatter among a few Heat players, not since he was essentially already in tune with their rock-’em, sock-’em game plan.
Still, Anthony knew he was in for it when some guys on Miami’s bench basically paraphrased 50 Cent’s new single “I Beat It Up” and kept imploring the Heat to pound on him all game long.
“I heard the bench yelling, ‘Keep beating him up, keep beating him up,’ ” Anthony said after the Knicks ‘ 87-70 loss to Miami in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series last night at the Garden. “They throw everything at you. Shane Battier , LeBron .
“When you drive, they make it harder for you. But when you can’t score the basketball, that makes the game extremely hard regardless of how much defense we go down there and play.”
If this keeps up, Anthony may start taking a beating from Knicks fans, too.