The career retrospectives keep pouring in about Tracy McGrady, who said on Monday he is retiring from the NBA (but don’t be shocked if he plays another season in China).
McGrady was one of the smoothest scorers we have seen in a long time in the NBA — there are guys like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James who will put up big numbers but they don’t look as smooth as McGrady doing it. He made the game just look easy.
And he could do the spectacular, as this Top 10 plays put together by the NBA showed.
If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.
But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.
Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.
We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.
Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.
Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.