Knicks recover from poor start against Bulls with back-to-back wins…
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony reached 20,000 career points during Sunday night’s win over the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden.
Melo became the sixth youngest player to join the 20,000 point club at 28 years of age, while he was also instrumental in the game itself scoring 28 points which included the go-ahead basket with 1:23 remaining.
“I never thought I would be here actually talking about me reaching that milestone,” Anthony said. “I’m definitely humbled by this experience. I [guess I] got more to go.”
The seven-time All Star guided the Knicks (2-1) to back-to-back wins after their disastrous start against the Chicago Bulls last week, with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers undoubtedly boosting morale for the entire franchise.
While they were expected to struggle as they adjust to the triangle offense, it appears as though coach Derek Fisher is making early in-roads and they will be hopeful that Melo can continue his scoring streak and guide them to a solid start to the season.
UK fans will get the opportunity to see Melo and the Knicks in January when they face the Milwaukee Bucks at the O2 Arena in London as part of the NBA’s Global Games for the 2014/15 season.