Five Takeaways: Knicks Come Up Short As OKC Contains Melo

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Melo Bottled Up

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Almost every time Carmelo Anthony got the ball, the Thunder sent multiple bodies at him. It was very hard for him to get anything going offensively with so little space. Carmelo did look to pass, ending up with five assists, but the supreme effort it took to fight through the Thunder clearly took a toll on Carmelo late in the game.
 
He was only able to score one point in the fourth quarter. The Knicks definitely need Anthony to be fresh in the final frame.