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Woodson: Anthony Settling in as a Knick
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On April 18, 2012 @ 6:28 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Carmelo Anthony continued his dominant play, registering his first triple-double as a Knick, but he also got the help he needed from his teammates to beat a quality playoff team Tuesday night.
Anthony scored 35 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished for 10 assists in the Knicks’ 118-110 win over the Celtics at the Garden. But three other Knicks scored at least 20 points, including a career-high 25 by Steve Novak , who was huge in the fourth quarter.
Novak drilled back-to-back three-pointers with under three minutes left after the Celtics’ trimmed a 21-point deficit to six, helping the Knicks hold off Boston and a 43-point night by Paul Pierce . The Knicks hit 19 threes, and Anthony assisted on both of Novak’s big baskets that made it a 10-point game with 2:05 left.
“I think Melo now is settling in,” coach Mike Woodson said. “He’s playing like we all thought he could play, and it’s beautiful to watch him play because he’s doing a lot of things on both ends of the floor. He’s making guys around him better and we’re winning. That’s what the good players do.”
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