Melo: NY 82 PHI 79

Melo on the importance of the team's win against the Sixers:

I take my hat off to the team for being prepared for tonight's game.

We got off to a great start defensively- held them to 11 points. We kept our composure. It was a grind-out game tonight, for sure.

This is a great character-builder win for us.

I'm not concerned with my shot. I'm just trying to do the little things to help us win.