Friday night brought a different type of preseason game at MSG as Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Williams and the New York Knicks feasted.

By Robby Sabo

If the NBA’s long 82-game regular season wasn’t enough snoozing for you, change that remote control to the preseason. Instead of a lackluster effort 25% of the time on the defensive end, NBA stars decide to mail it in up to half the time.

But hey, it’s the preseason. Nobody cares.

Don’t tell that to Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Williams and the rest of the New York Knicks though. On Friday night as they hosted the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden, Derek Fisher’s team went on a block party. In fact, Boston did as well.

The two teams combined for 14 blocks in the Knicks 101-95 victory – earning them their fourth victory of the preseason.

Melo picked an impressive one up against former Knick David Lee:

In the end, however, he was outdone by one of the newest Knicks, Derrick Williams, as he welcomed rookie R.J. Hunter to The Association:

The Knicks are now a perfect 4-0 during the preseason. If they continue to play defense like this, the Eastern Conference Playoffs won’t be too far away.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]