New York Knicks fans were teased on Thursday night when Carmelo Anthony made a 3-pointer that would have tied their game with the Houston Rockets at 107 in the final seconds.
The Knicks were inbounding the ball with 5.8 seconds left down 107-104. ‘Melo got the ball and went up immediately for the shot and sunk a three. But James Harden was intentionally trying to foul before he attempted a shot. Luckily for Houston, referee Scott Foster called a foul on Harden prior to the shot.
The 3-pointer did not count, and the Rockets went on for a 109-106 victory. Anthony went 17-of-30 for 45 points in the loss. His point total was the highest by an individual this season.
That was clearly the correct call — the replay showed Harden repeatedly slapping Anthony before the shot went up:
That’s some of the best defense Harden has played all season.Google+