Suns 107, Knicks 105: Ball Rolls Out, and Knicks Again Roll Over, Falling to Suns


The Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis being defended by the Suns’ P. J. Tucker, left, and Tyler Ulis. Porzingis scored 14 points.

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The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony sat on the scorer’s table at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. His coach, Jeff Hornacek, walked by and offered a half-hug. One by one, a few teammates consoled him as well. A young fan in an orange Anthony jersey patted him on the back.

But Anthony seemed unaware. With a little more than six seconds left against the Phoenix Suns, and with the Knicks down by 2 points, Anthony had come around a pick by guard Ron Baker, pulled up in front of the Knicks’ bench and hoisted a 25-foot 3-point attempt.

The ball rolled around the rim, tantalizing the Knicks with every revolution, and then fell out. As the final second ticked away, Anthony’s momentum took him to his seat on the scorer’s table. The Knicks had lost again, 107-105.

“It did everything it was supposed to do but stay down,” Knicks guard Courtney Lee said of Anthony’s shot.

Anthony, who said his final shot…

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