Amar'e Stoudemire of New York Knicks celebrates victory over Charlotte Bobcats in a NBA games on Jan. 10, 2012.[Source:Sina.com]
Carmelo Anthony swooped in to score eight of his 22 points in the last three minutes and deliver the New York Knicks a 91-87 home victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday.
The Knicks had lost a double-digit lead in the second half and the game was tied 82-82 when Anthony made his decisive intervention to lead New York to its third consecutive win. D.J. Augustin missed a potential game-tying three-pointer in the final seconds for the Bobcats (2-7) as they fouled Anthony, who added another free throw to the score.
"A wide open three from our best shooter? I'll take that," Charlotte coach Paul Silas said of Augustin's miss. "I really love the way we stuck in there and battled. We really gave ourselves a chance."
New York (5-4) fell to Charlotte at home last Wednesday before embarking on its current streak. Amar'e Stoudemire finished with 25 points and 12 rebounds despite making just 7-of-25 shots.
Anthony connected on only six of his 18 field goal attempts but his accuracy improved when his team needed it the most.