Anthony is among the NBA elite. He is a scintillating individual talent, but he falls short of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, a healthy Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade, because unlike those players, when he’s not scoring he’s not contributing.
The Knicks and coach Mike Woodson did the Celtics a huge favor by continually pounding the ball into Anthony late in the fourth quarter and overtime, when he shot 4 of 14.
If the ball had gone to Felton we might be doing a parquet postmortem this morning.
Instead, the Celtics are alive — barely.
“Today we fought for another day, and we’ll do the same Wednesday,” said KG.
Nobody questions the Celtics’ fight or their mettle. But if they’re to rally from behind in the series, they had better hope their best basketball is still ahead of them.