Knicks 113, Hornets 111 | Overtime: Carmelo Anthony’s Game-Winner Serves Notice That Knicks Are Still His Team


Carmelo Anthony shooting the winning jumper against Charlotte’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with 3.1 seconds remaining in overtime.

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Carmelo Anthony has been a star in the shadows this season. He remains one of the N.B.A.’s marquee players and the face of the Knicks, but Anthony has been pushed off center stage often enough this month by the emerging Kristaps Porzingis. It has not been an unruly exchange, and Anthony seems to appreciate his new co-star after so many years of toiling away in New York with much acclaim but few wins.

Still, there are moments when Anthony offers reminders that the Knicks are still his team. He does not proclaim it with boasts but rather with his play. As Porzingis struggled during most of the game against Charlotte on Friday night, Anthony reclaimed his mantle. He scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, carrying the Knicks past the Hornets, 113-111, in overtime at Madison Square Garden.

It was Anthony who stood just inside the foul line with time running out, waving away his teammates and…

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