Anthony: ‘I don’t play with pressure’
By the time the surge was over, (Carmelo) Anthony had scored 16 points, including two three-pointers. He had 32 points and shot 13-for-26 from the field, the first time he has made 50 percent of his shots in eight playoff games.
Afterward, when a reporter tried to ask about the pressure Anthony must have been feeling to perform, he cut off the question and said, “I don’t play with pressure. I can’t. There is no way I can perform under pressure. I won’t allow myself to do that mentally to go out there and play under pressure.”