No Stoudemire, no Lin, no problem
ALAM ni Carmelo Anthony na may injury ang mga katuwang nito sa opensa kaya naman pinangunhan na nito ang New York Knicks para tambangan ang Milwaukee Bucks,89-80 sa nagaganap na 2011-12 National Basketball Association, (NBA) regular season kaninang umaga (oras sa Pilipinas).
“Tonight it was a game we had to win,” wika ni Anthony. “And I wanted to do everything in my power to do it.”
Tumikada si Anthony ng 28 puntos, 12 rebounds at isang assist upang punuan ang pagkawala nina star players Amare Stoudemire at Jeremy Lin na nagkaroon ng injury.
“I’ve just got to step my game up,” sabi ni Anthony. “We’ve been winning. As far as scoring the basketball, we really haven’t been needing that. It’s been pretty much spread out but now with them two guys, there ain’t no telling what’s the situation with them. So it’s just time for me to step my game up in all aspects.”
Nasa pang-walong puwesto pa rin ng Eastern Conference ang Knicks na may 25-25 win-loss slate matapos itarak ang ikapitong panalo sa walong laro sa pamamahala ni interim coach Mike Woodson.
Tumulong din sa opensa sina Knicks starters Tyson Chandler at Baron Davis na may tig-13 points.
“I could just see it. I think he’s been playing great personally,” saad ni Chandler. “He’s just an aggressive scorer and the greats love the pressure, and they get down on themselves when they feel like they’re not playing up to their expectations.”
Si Bucks bench player Mike Dunleavy ang top scorer matapos kalawitin ang 26 pts., limang boards at tatlong assists habang sinegundahan siya ni Brandon Jennings na may 15 markers, anim na rebounds at limang assists.
Samantala, nasilat ang Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls sa Indiana Pacers, 90,105 at Denver Nuggets, 91-108 ayon sa pagkakasunod.