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Knicks, Melo Took Steps Forward
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 19, 2013 @ 8:44 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Carmelo Anthony was finally having his bust-out game, carrying 35 points into the fourth quarter. Melo went bust in the final period, though, and the Knicks season went right along with him.
The Pacers are headed to South Beach with a 106-99 Game 6 victory in Game 6 last night at euphoric Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and the Knicks are headed home well short of their goals.
In their first Eastern Conference semifinal appearance in 13 years, the Knicks underwhelmed as their 40-year championship drought extends another year. They failed to meet lofty expectations in losing the best-of-seven series 4-2 and failing to get to Miami. Pacers fans chanted “Beat the Heat’’ at the final buzzer.
Anthony finished with 39 points, but missed his first five shots of the fourth and committed three giant turnovers. Anthony’s fourth quarters in the three games in Indianapolis were awful, with just two field goals total.
Anthony still called it “a hell of a year.’’
“We took steps forward as an organization,’’ he said. “We’ll take that. We’ll be back better and stronger, that’s for sure.’’
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