Carmelo Anthony is now averaging 13.4 points in 13 minutes, shooting 39% from three and averaging a plus-minus of -6.3.
The Denver Nuggets were riding a three-game losing streak and were looking for a revitalization of sorts. Speculations started appearing online that the 34-year-old forward could very well earn a spot in the Lakers roster due to him being close friends with Lebron James, SilverScreenAndRoll reported. In his last game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Melo struggled mightily off the bench, scoring two points on 1-of-11 shooting.
Klay Thompson added 24 points as Splash Brother Stephen Curry missed his third straight game with a strained left groin.
Anthony will not play in Tuesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets. "Yeah, I take pride in playing games for sure", said Tucker after going through shootaround. The season just starting, why they coming up and saying 'your time with the team is nearly up, ' and the season's just starting?
The main advantage of having the one seed is being able to play any potential Game 7's in front of your home crowd.
A year ago the Houston Rockets were the best team in basketball during the regular season, finishing with a 65-17 record and the first seed in the Western Conference. Denver's offense was humming as they assisted on 16 of their 21 made baskets and their defense held Harden to just three first-half points.
Also, veteran National Basketball Association insider Chris Sheridan wrote that the Philadelphia 76ers are also "kicking the tires" on the idea of adding Anthony, and Sean Deveney of the Sporting News reported the Miami Heat may be another. Just text WAGERTALK to 33222 and get a $10.00 coupon just for signing up!
Nuggets: Host Atlanta on Thursday night.