Carmelo Anthony nails game-winner for New York Knicks in Minnesota (Highlights) 2
Nov 30, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrates his game-winning shot during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Knicks defeated the Timberwolves 106-104. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Carmelo Anthony bailed the New York Knicks out with a game-winner against Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  • New York Knicks 106 (9-9)
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 104 (5-13)
  • NBA, Final, Box Score
  • Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

The New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves treated fans tonight to match up between the two most promising players from last year’s draft. Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis were extremely impressive on the night, with both players showcasing their development in their sophomore season.

KP was the catalyst for the Knicks offense adding 29 points and 11 rebounds. Additionally, he provided a couple of stellar blocks to go along with some very impressive performances on the offensive end.


For the Wolves, it was the KAT show, as the star center provided the bulk of the offense for Minnesota. Towns dropped 47 points on the Knicks, including 68.2% shooting from the field.

However, the rest of the Wolves weren’t up to the challenge against New York tonight, dropping their sixth home game of the season.

What’s most impressive for the Knicks is that they pulled off a win on a night where Carmelo Anthony didn’t have his best stuff. Melo nabbed 14 points on 31.2% shooting from the field.

With this win, the Knicks improve to 9-9, tied for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with the Indiana Pacers. Additionally, this win over the T’Wolves marks just the second road win of the season for the Knicks, which is certainly an encouraging sign for New York fans.

However, in classic Melo fashion, he did hit the game-winning basket in the dying moments of the fourth quarter after a huge Minnesota comeback:

Both the Knicks and the T’Wolves will prepare for a rematch at Madison Square Garden this Friday night.

 

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