Knicks Top Nuggets in Melo’s Return!
“I was always planning on coming back [for Denver],’’ Anthony said. “The doctors and I talked about it. It was a matter of me being comfortable out there and being able to handle and tolerate the pain. As the game went on, I started feeling more comfortable. It was a matter of getting a feel for the ball.’’ – nypost
[During the second quarter,] Kidd pump-faked near the Knicks’ bench against Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, then drew a shooting foul by leaning in. He was hit in the head in the process. […]
“It is part of the game,” Kidd said. “I have to be a little more cautious of the pump fake because everyone is flying at it. I have to protect myself.”
“I got creative,” Kidd said. “They’re not using them right now, so I thought we would put that on for compression purposes. I needed something to keep the swelling down because my teammates were killing me about how big my head was getting. That was the only thing we could think of.” – basketball blog spot
Melo returned to the NY Knicks (after missing two games), and lit up the Denver Nuggets, 112-106 at MSG last night! Melo had his way scoring 34 points in his return, and Jason Kidd was a man on a mission scoring a season-high 17 points (w/ seven dimes)! Kidd got whopped in the head, and sported a NY Rangers helmet during the game (pic and quotes above)! Tyson Chandler had 15 points and 12 boards, and J.R. Smith turned in a respectable 15 points and nine boards off the bench! The Knicks improved to (15-5), while the Nuggets dropped to (10-11)! The Knicks stay way up in the Atlantic East division, and still in first in the entire Eastern Conference! Check out highlights from the game on video below!