Sometimes, waving off everyone and going at it in isolation works.
With time running down in overtime between the Knicks and Hornets, Carmelo Anthony — long accused of playing too much isolation ball — did just that, setting up a one-on-one battle that led to a 17-foot fade away. Few are more dangerous when isolated than Anthony, and he drained what would be the game-winner.
With the 113-111 win — behind 35 points from Anthony — the Knicks now have a winning record at 8-7. Give Derrick Rose a little love for the win, too, he blocked a potential game winner by Kemba Walker.