Things just don’t seem to want to work out right to Carmelo Anthony and his New York Knicks teammates this season.
Despite being tipped to finish in a strong playoff place prior to the start of the campaign the Knicks have struggled to pick up any sort of momentum, and Dirk Nowitzki’s buzzer beating shot, which handed the Dallas Mavericks a win at Madison Square Gardens last night, only further compounded the misery.
On Anthony’s part, he has every reason to be annoyed. The superstar forward has hitting high numbers consistently of late, and his 44 points against the Mavs were part of yet another strong performance yielded in vain.
It’s no wonder he’s getting frustrated then.
“It’s pointless,” he said.
“Pointless. It is tough. You score 40, 44, 44, 44 — all losses. You kind of ask yourself, is it worth it? But I’m not going to stop doing what I’m doing. You can believe that.”
The Knicks’ next NBA match is against the high-flying Miami Heat, who could condemn Anthony and co. to a fourth straight defeat, and their 10th in 12th games.
The Heat will be seen as firm favourites for the game, and the Knicks’ record will drop to a dismal 21-37 if they are defeated.