Carmelo Anthony was ice cold in the first half of Monday’s meeting with the Indiana Pacers, missing six of his seven shots and scoring just two points in 18 minutes of floor time as the New York Knicks headed into intermission trailing by 10. But the All-Star forward got hot in the second half, scoring 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting — including 15 in the fourth quarter alone — to lead the Knicks back from 13 points down to earn an 87-81 win.
And, evidently, once ‘Melo warmed up, he wasn’t interested in cooling down.
Carmelo Anthony is all bundled up. pic.twitter.com/nq5voq7uWX
— Mike Vorkunov (@Mike_Vorkunov) March 15, 2017
"Melo, tell us about the white walkers beyond the wall" pic.twitter.com/0hH7F5twC7
— victoria (@CountOnVic) March 15, 2017
I can't get over how perfect this is.
Melo really bout to ride a Tauntaun back to his penthouse like he Han Solo lookin for Luke on Hoth. pic.twitter.com/4AOPCjF3AD
— ????@SIXERS???? (@World_Wide_Wob) March 15, 2017
— Robert Hayes???? (@GuitaristRobDog) March 15, 2017
— Try It! (@CoachN_J_) March 15, 2017
To be fair, the man had just carried his team to an all-too-rare win on a day that saw seven inches of snow (and plenty more sleet) fall on New York City. No, it wasn’t exactly a championship victory, but with the weather so gross and temperatures falling into the low 20s in Manhattan on Tuesday night, why not go for the Broadway Joe look with a hat to match?
“That’s Melo,” said Pacers star and 2016 Olympic teammate Paul George of Anthony’s fourth-quarter explosion, according to The Associated Press. “Melo gets hot any point in the game. Unfortunately, tonight he got hot late.”
And he was determined to stay that way. No matter what we “glazed donut face asses” on Twitter have to say about it.
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