After an extremely hard fought series, the Knicks are slightly beat up. Yet, they proved they could win in the playoffs with defense and experience. Hopefully it won't be another 40 years before New York City gets another championship.
Don't get me wrong, I do not believe that Carmelo Anthony is the best player in the league. However, I do think Melo possesses a combination of qualities -- one of which is simply good timing -- which will ultimately help him win MVP.
In nine career postseasons, Anthony is 17-37, which is the worst record of any active player with at least 50 playoff games. Even with Sunday's 89-87 win over the Heat, he has still lost 11 of 14 playoff games.
Whether or not Amar'e returns for Game 4 at the Garden, as he proclaimed he will on Wednesday, remains to be seen, but if the Knicks have any chance at prolonging this series, it is with him out of the lineup.