April 9, 2012 BY John Kim
With a Playoff spot on the line and the Milwaukee Bucks right on their tails, the New York Knicks are looking at every upcoming game as a ‘must-win’. As of Sunday morning, the Knicks were just one loss away from sharing the number-8 spot, and with the Chicago Bulls coming into town with the league’s reigning MVP making a return, the Knicks were facing their toughest test of the season. Without their star point guard and power forward, the Knicks needed to stand on the shoulders of Carmelo Anthony, who proved yesterday that he is still a giant in the league.
Carmelo carried the Knicks throughout the entire contest, giving the Knicks a second life with the game-tying three-pointer at the end of regulation and sealing a win with an over-time go-ahead three-pointer with seconds to spare. As he hit that final shot, Carmelo screamed to the crowd “This is my house”, and after yesterday’s win, the foundation of MSG’s postseason hopes were stronger than it they’ve ever been. For this special Easter Sunday game, Melo rocked out in some blue suede shoes – a sick Player Exclusive of his Jordan Melo M8 that profusely bled Knicks blue and orange. In what was undoubtedly Carmelo’s best game as a Knick, his kicks seemed to match the occasion without fault, so lets hope Melo continues to rock these PEs for the rest of the season, because as the leader of the Garden household, it’s all on him now. Check out an additional shot of Melo’s PE below and let us know what you think of the Knicks’ post-season chances! Photo: the_real_jobby