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Melo Relived to Advance to Second Round
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On May 4, 2013 @ 7:54 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Carmelo Anthony hadn’t carried the Knicks on his shoulders, not at all. For most of the night, in fact, the Knicks had carried him, unlikely heroes named Pablo Prigioni and Iman Shumpert.
But then the Celtics began coming at the Knicks in the fourth quarter, the way the Russell Celtics used to come at everybody all the time. A monumental choke was unfolding that threatened to force a Game 7, quite possibly rip the heart out of Melo and the Knicks once and for all and make you wonder whether it might be another 13 years before they might win a damn playoff series.
“It’s a big relief, for myself, for us as a team, for the organization, to make that next step, which is getting out of the first round,” Anthony (21 points) said after Knicks 88, Celtics 80. “It was something that I’ve been looking forward to since I came here to New York, something that the organization’s been looking forward to, something that the city of New York’s been looking forward to, and we were able to accomplish that.”
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