As Derrick Rose maked his return to his first place Chicago Bulls, Carmelo Anthony had plans on making sure Rose didn’t leave Madison Square Garden with a Victory today. After being up 20 points in the first half the New York Knicks some how were down 10 points with under four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
With Lin and Amare not active for today’s game Melo was forced to put the game on his shoulders and keep the Knicks in line to be the eighth and finally seed in the 2012 Eastern Conference playoffs.
Melo’s 3 pointer at the end of regulation kept the Knicks hopes alive and his 3 pointer with 8.2 seconds remaining in overtime sealed the deal. Melo finished with a season high 43 points, 7 rebounds , 3 Assist, 1 Steal and 1 block.
Carmelo and the Knicks face the Bulls again this time in Chicago on tuesday and have a big showdown Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks in a battle for the Eastern Conference eighth seed.
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