New York Knicks waste another big game from Carmelo Anthony in blowout loss to Wizards (Highlights)
Jan 31, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots as Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) defends during the second quarter at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks lost another game to the Washington Wizards despite a huge scoring effort from Carmelo Anthony. 

  • Washington Wizards 117 (28-20)
  • New York Knicks 101 (21-29)
  • NBA, Box Score, Final
  • Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.

Why does Carmelo Anthony want to be a member of the New York Knicks? They dropped their third game of four matchups with the Washington Wizards in 2016-17 on Tuesday night and bad defense ruined another one of his exceptional scoring performances.

With Derrick Rose (ankle) and Kristaps Porzingis (illness) both sitting out, Anthony dropped 26 points on 10 of 17 shooting. The other four starters had just 41 points combined.

Bad defense has become a familiar theme for New York. It continued tonight in Washington when they allowed the Wizards to shoot 55.7 percent from the field. The Wizards had 62 points in the paints, to the Knicks 44, and got huge nights from Bradley Beal (28 points, 12-18 FG) and Markieff Morris (24 points, 9-14 FG, 10 rebounds).

Key Player

Courtney Lee was just 2 of 10 from the field and posted only 5 points in 27 minutes. After the Sidney Lowe incident, he seemed poised for a big night.

Key Stat

The Knicks who aren’t named Carmelo Anthony combined to shoot 31.6 percent from the field on Tuesday night. That sums up the evening pretty well.

Up Next: The Knicks return to New York City for a “road” game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.



  1. Sabo, you have no business writing an objective article because it’s clear as chrystal, that you can’t write without the haunt of hate eating your guts like a thousand parasites.

    On record, taking it to an extreme you called Melo supporters, in true form of a sick mind, “fanatics.” Based on your own criteria for such very loose malicious judgement, that would make you either a runaway babbling idiot or just a chronic hater in contrast. People aren’t all just wildly bent supporters or fans without objective preferences. You need to take an advise, after you finish writing your next article, make a sign that says kick me in the ass and paste it to your back, because you are not cut out for this. It’s a mockery how much stupidy one person can write all by themselves.

    You obviously love ripping Melo, and trust me anyone with a brain can plainly see. You think because you grant him due credit at the start of a stupid article, it qualifies you to take him apart deviously and erroneously.

    So because people proclaim Melo isn’t the problem, you’re going to try and outsmart their perspective by coming back with what you surely must think is a biting response_
    *”I’m going to let you in a little secret today that comes in the following paragraph.

    He’s also not the answer.”

    Bravo, bravo, yeah for you! Good one Sabo, high five! (Did you come up with that all by yourself, I bet you did didn’t you? (caugh-idiot..)

    So Melo is not the answer? OK, what are you even talking about with that wide open, dopey statement you clinged to with absurd repetition. I bet you got the idea for that secret from what your girlfriend told you recently?

    Then there is this:
    *”How many years, players and coaches does this organization have to cycle through before we all realize Carmelo Anthony is overrated?”  “before we all realize”?? Dude you sound like you need an Ivey League shrink, sounds like deep clinical immaturity issues. For sure you are hell bent on a mission of pleasure by hate.
    Your article is stupid!! Allow me to provide a few examples out of the profuse stupidy you wrote through damn near every paragraph if not all .
    *”Great as Melo has been offensively, is as weak as he is defensively.” Glaring stupidity. If that were the case, his impact on the game would be a net neutral and he would be allowing well over 20 plus points a game. Dumb ass, if he was as weak defensively as he is great offensively he would be one of the bottom ten worst defenders in the league. That quote is an example of what you call just pure hate and stupidity.

    *”Yes, Tim Hardaway Jr. absolutely flopped.” OK Just stop right there hater!! No matter what argument involving someone flopping against the defender you wish to use to illustrate any knock against any defender, it’s just gross malpractice of intelligence, because not even Jesus Christ would be good enough against a ref’s whistle. Floppers, they may simply fall down the right way and a flagrant may get called for an event that otherwise wouldn’t even be a foul. It happens to everyone, even the best defender can’t defend against flopping. You can drink coffee all night and study Melo videos from daylight to daylight and the net call on Melo defense will never be as bad as you would love to make it. Everyone knows the flaw in Melo defense, but it is well known that it is not worse than average and sometimes is better. Everyone knows that he can be flat-footed on defense, we have seen it, we watch the games, but we also know he can be better, like anyone else. Any honest person knows that. We all saw what happened with the Hardaway flop, thank you for teaching us nothing. No worries though, you’re just a fool.

    * “The reason tanking is such a popular philosophy in this league is because it works. It’s because it’s the only way to secure superstar players.” Now really_ two really totally stupid sentences back to back. Please define for me; “tanking is such a popular philosophy”, define “works” and then reconcile those definitions. Think about that and then tell us, how is that the only way to secure a superstar player? While you’re at it, please tell me about Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Tick tock… Dudeda, you have minimum intelligence about what works. You hear adults having a conversation and get the crazy idea that you belong in there.
    * “Sure, if you put the absolute perfect pieces around the man who once represented the most dangerous iso scorer in the league, Melo’s Knicks would showcase success.”
    A department store full of dunce caps couldn’t inventory the amount you deserve… furthermore, you appear quite ill, you need to realize! “absolute perfect pieces around” Melo would “showcase success”? (paused, laughed hysterically, pounded knee with fist)…. Dude, for every paragraph you write you should be shot for being not even as useful as a donkey’s tail, that way you can get on in with your next life and have the chance to do something you can’t possibly screw up, swatting flies off an “absolutely perfect” donkeys ass.
    Sir, Mr. Absolutely Perfect, the Knicks stunk before Melo and they will continue to stink untill Dolan decides to do the one thing any good franchise has the good sense to do; hire a professional who knows what the hell he is doing and is certainly not cluelessly learning on the job. Someone to give the team a clear winning direction, and can deal with the crazy part of the press and a multitude of numb nut fans. That way fools like you won’t be running around writing your own wild, personal, rampant nonsense and feel emboldened.
    I cringe to think, we trade Melo and buffoon, quack ass, loose lip Phil is the one going to preside over it.
    Melo is being used as a scapegoat. Intelligent Knicks fans know that trading Melo will not address the priorities of building a team. We need a proper professional GM to evaluate and address his personal vision he has for the team. That is priority #1. If anybody is to trade Melo let it be somebody who knows how to build a team with or without Melo. And I garrantee you any intelligent GM would have long build a team featuring Melo playing at by far his best position, where he is most lethal. If you ask me Melo have been sabotaged by the same kind of Jackass minds who booed KP.