Melo says he'll probably start looking at film of the Bulls tomorrow. Knicks open season vs Chicago on Wednesday.
Casey praised James Johnson post-game, said despite not scoring it was his best exhibition outing thanks in large part to his D on Melo
Not sure if its being explained on TV, but Fisher & Melo were both upset, bc 24-sec clock was still intact as 3Q expired. It confused Melo
Melo got called for the push-off but I love that option instead of the flash to the elbow, he cuts back door for the oop.
Melo buries a shot coming out of the half. Man, he is ready to go.
Knicks lead 46-38 at the half. Melo with 17 DeRozan with nine.
Melo averaging 27.3 points per 36 minutes so far this preseason. Averaged 25.5 pts per 36 minutes during the last regular season.
Melo channelling KG, having fun w/ Patterson. Pat steps on sideline, shoots anyway, Melo swats it, Pat gets it back/shoots again, Melo swat
Tied after 1Q as Bell Centre siren sounds. DeRozan leads the Raps with 9 points. Melo has 14 of New York's 24. Knicks 10-0 in 2nd-chance pts
Meanwhile, Carmelo's jumper is looking pure as ever.
Asked Calderon what it's been like playing with Melo pre-game. Jose: "He's pretty good". That he is. Anthony has 9 of the Knicks' 12 pts
Melo feeling it in Mont Royale with 9 points in opening 4:0.
Sammy's learning to find Melo immediately after an offensive board (and he gets a lot of them).
Went back & looked at NYKs 12-13 preseason. Felton, Kidd, Brewer, Melo & Tyson had only played 9 mins together, yet started the season 18-5.
Fisher hinted earlier that Calderon, Shump, Melo, Jason Smith & Dalembert will be starters on opening night. Group hasnt played together yet
“He will be missed, he definitely left a huge footprint out there.” - Carmelo Anthony on Steve Nash.
“It would be safe to say that would be pretty close to it” Fisher on starters for opener: Calderon, Shump, Melo, Jason Smith, Dalembert
Melo on Bargnani: "Andrea will be all right. He'll be all right. He's Bargnani." And he pronounced it far better than guy asking question.
Fisher said he likely would start Larkin, Shumpert, Melo, Jason Smith and Dalembert tonight.
Melo's FG% plummeted once he hit the 40-min mark last yr. Also took a greater % of NYs shots the longer he stayed in http://t.co/qGiXQOYEGp