There has been constant debate throughout Carmelo Anthony's career about whether he is good enough to lead a team to a title. With Kristaps Porzingis making waves in New York, the scrutiny on the perennial All-Star has never been stronger.
But there is one thing that can't be denied, the Knicks star is one of the best volume scorers in the NBA today, and has the capability to come up clutch.
It has been suggested that Melo struggles to share the limelight - Jeremy Lin can testify to that - but with Porzingis, he has no choice, the young Latvian is the future, and it appears Anthony has realised his best chance of success is with the sophomore who's been branded 'The Unicorn'.
If the recent win over Portland at Madison Square Garden was Porzingis' night, last night's victory - their third straight - was Anthony's time to shine.
In 41 minutes of action, the former Nugget recorded a 35 point, 14 rebound double-double that included a clutch game winner. Having missed the chance to end the contest in regulation, he made no mistake in OT as he isolated Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and knocked down a cold turnaround jumper.
A big block from Derrick Rose at the buzzer secured the win, but this night was all about Melo, who showed he is still the king in New York - for now.