|Posted by shawn cassidy on April 3, 2013 at 3:05 AM|
The Heat sat Wade, and James again, so this game had little meaning you could say, but it was also Melo showing the Heat that he's a force to be reckoned with if they see each other in the playoffs.
"I felt good tonight," Anthony said.
There was no arguing that.
Anthony finished 18 of 26 from the field, taking two dribbles to free himself from Shane Battier and make his last shot with 16.9 seconds remaining to get to 50 and send the Knicks' bench into hysterics. It was the third time he scored 50 in his career, and it came with Miami's LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers all sidelined by injuries.
"I think just from the start of the game, it's a feeling that you just have while you're out there on the court," Anthony said. "Sometimes you get off to a good start and then you get cold the rest of the game, but tonight wasn't one of those cases."