CARMELO ANHTONY wants to know what it takes for an NBA superstar of his stature to get a call. Melo was magnificent Thursday night, scoring 45 points and pulling down 10 boards in the Knicks’ 109-106 loss to the Houston Rockets at MSG. But it was this non-continuation call on what looked like a game-tying three that cost Melo’s Knicks a chance at the win…
Instead, Anthony had to make two free throws to pull New York within one point. James Harden, who went to the free-throw line 18 times, was fouled on the ensuing possession and iced the game from the line.
After the game, Melo expressed his frustration with the officials.
“You look at that, you see the way that some guys get their calls and for me, I’ve got to get cut, you’ve got to see blood for me to get a call down there. So that’s where the frustration comes from.”
—Carmelo Anthony, Knicks forward
It does seem Anthony doesn’t get the respect from officials the way LeBron or even James Harden gets. A downtrodden Melo talked about the shot, his team’s early struggles at home (1-4) and having to move forward…[Click here]
Melo is a trooper. He’s doing all he can to help the Knicks. Unfortunately, New York isn’t the same club they were last year. In any event, here’s a look at Melo’s night…if you can take Knicks’ PA announcer Mike Walczewski’s annoying “Carmelo Anthony” cries.