by HoopsHype - Updated: October 21, 2014 | 12:11 PM
His shot didn't fall late in the game, but Carmelo had a strong all-around game last night: 9 rebs (5 offensive), 6 assists, two steals.
LeBron: "No hemos hecho nada aún. Los Bulls tienen equipo que es mucho mejor que nosotros por la química. Llevan un tiempo juntos".
Alec Burks was 4th in the NBA last year on pts per drive behind only Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Rudy Gay
Carmelo said in locker room things will look better once established starting lineup and rotation is set.
Carmelo on the Bucks: "Not talking nothing away from them, but I don’t think they're a team that we should have given up 120 points to."
Carmelo declined comment on Iman's hat.
Carmelo: "We haven't has any consistency" with our lineups, but we can't use that as an excuse for our struggles.
Melo said the Knicks hadn't practiced 'small ball' and credited Jason Kidd for throwing that at them.
Melo, on tonight's struggle: "We gave up 120 points to Milwaukee. Not taking anything away from them."
LeBron on Rose: "Not surprised at all. As a league, as a fan, it’s great to have him back and playing at a high level."
LeBron James reiterated that he will not play in the preseason finale against Memphis on Wednesday.
LeBron on Derrick Rose: "I'm not surprised at all. As a league, as a fan, it's great to have him back playing at a high level."
LeBron James says he wasn't surprised to see how good Derrick Rose looked out there. "As a league and as a fan it's great to have him back."
.... (2/2) Gasol said he was honored by Bosh & Wade reaching out to him, and that he spoke to LeBron, who never told him not to go to Miami.
Looks a lot like last season. It's fourth quarter and Melo can't make a shot. Literally.
Michael Eric blocked Melo. You may never see that again.
Melo is back with 7:28 left. Maybe Fisher wants to win this one.
Cavs scoot by Bulls 107-98. Kyrie 28 pts, Varejao 22, LeBron 18, Love 13 rebs. And Derrick Rose, wow. 30 pts. Not a bad game for preseason.
Carmelo just Drake'd a 3-pointer.
LeBron raised hand to come out. Coach David Blatt obliged with Matthew Dellavedova. May be it for the King (18 pts) until regular season.
LeBron looks like he's done, acknowledges cheering crowd as he exits with 18pts, 7rebs, 6asts in 31 minutes.
That might be it for LeBron. Played a preseason-high 31 minutes. Had 18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists
Rose and Gasol come into the game for the last 6:29. LeBron gets a standing O from Columbus crowd and waves.
Last fantasy post of the day - I was 11 pick of 16 - difficult spot - where I got Melo
Positive: NYK assisted on 77% of their 1st-half makes, w/ just 5 TOs. Melo had 17, 6 rebs & 5 assists. Negative: NY allowed MIL to shoot 56%
Fantasy squad: Melo - Lawson - Gay - Pau - Crawford - Isaiah - Tristan - Henson- Augustin - Morrow - Bennett - Kaman - 8 starters - odd team
By mid-season, that Kyrie-to-LeBron alley-oop fastbreak pass off the backboard is gonna work. And I promise you'll love it.