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Melo Adjusts to Boston’s Physical Play
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 2, 2013 @ 4:09 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
During Thursday morning’s practice, Carmelo Anthony received treatment for his left shoulder, which he hurt in the fourth quarter of Game 5 after getting tangled up with Kevin Garnett.
Mike Woodson said he doesn’t believe the injury will affect Anthony in Game 6 on Friday night in Boston.
“He’s fine,” the coach said. “Melo’s a tough kid, he’ll be back.”
No player has had to grind more for his shots in the series than Anthony, who’s been facing multiple matchups, constant double-teams and the physical nature of the Celtics’ defense. Raymond Felton said the team needs to make things easier for him.
“Melo is taking a beating,” he said. “Those guys are really being physical with him, beating him up. It’s just one of those things where we have to give him some help, plain and simple.”
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