New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has criticized his own performance during last night’s 94-90 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.
The 29-year-old forward, who will start for the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star game later on this month, managed 26 points during the clash with the Trail Blazers, but it wasn’t enough to save his franchise from defeat.
Despite scoring 14 in the first quarter, Anthony then suffered a drought until the fourth, wherein he managed to net another 12.
“I couldn’t find it coming down the stretch,’’ he said post-match.
“Nothing I can do about the calls. Regardless the way we thought it should’ve went, I missed a lot of shots. Some wide-open shots. I missed chippies. It was all on me tonight.’’
Following the loss the Knicks now sit with a record of 19-30 and, despite the fact that Anthony has been in fine form this campaign, he may not make it to the playoffs. As such rumours are now beginning to circulate that head-coach Mike Woodson could be in line for the chop at the end of the season.
Having lost to the league’s worst team in the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night, the Knicks will know that they need to drastically improve.