MSG Finally Turning into Anthony’s House?
And he let everyone know it by celebrating his last 3-pointer of the game — an overtime game-winner he rattled in from 25 feet out to beat the NBA”s winningest team — by spinning around and screaming, “This is my house!”
“Yeah, I did say that,” (Carmelo) Anthony admitted with a laugh. “It was just that they were talking some trash out there, in the moment.”
If this is a preview of what a first-round playoff showdown between the Knicks and Bulls and Anthony versus Rose, is going to be like, then bring it on.
The Garden never totally felt like Anthony’s house before Sunday — not really, no matter how often it was said just because he’s the Knicks best player.
But then, Anthony never had a signature win like this since he came to New York a little more than a year ago. The 43 points he poured in Sunday were his career-high as a Knick. And the two clutch 3-pointers he hit — one with 11.2 seconds to play to force overtime, and the second from 25 feet out and 8.2 seconds left to give the Knicks a heart-pounding 100-99 win — were easily the two most important shots he has made since he forced the blockbuster trade that brought him from Denver.