Carmelo Anthony: ‘There’s no need to panic’
After the buzzer, (Carmelo) Anthony sat alone on the Knicks bench long after his teammates left the court. Asked what he was thinking, the Brooklyn native said, "This ship is going to turn right." For now, the ship be sinking — to borrow Micheal Ray Richardson’s famous Knicks quotation.
"We just got to a point where I thought we panicked," coach Mike D’Antoni said. "This is a work in progress and we have a month to get this thing figured out. If we can figure out fourth quarters, we can get a lot smoother. With two scorers on the floor like Carmelo and Amar’e, we just have to figure it out." We’re going to get it right," Anthony said. "There’s no need to panic."