Melo driving to the hoop
After dropping the first two games to Boston, Carmelo Anthony is calling Game 3 "a must-win" and says that he is going to have to "do it all" for the Knicks if Chauncey Billups and Amar'e Stoudemire remain sidelined.
With a mindset like this, expect Melo to go off like he did in Boston during Game 2. However, if they're going to come back in this series, they need Landry Fields and their bench to step up.
Fields has been missing in the offense since the trade for Carmelo and his rebounding numbers have even taken a huge toll.
The bench has also not been producing well aside from Billy Walker. Toney Douglas is not playing at the same level that he was at the end of the regular season and Shawne Williams is struggling to hit the threes that he had previously been stroking earlier in the season. These guys really need to step up in these two games in MSG if they want to even up the series and put themselves in a position to win.
Hopefully they can correct these problems and got our beloved Knickerbockers the W that they so desperately need.