Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks back from a 13-point second-half deficit before knocking down the tiebreaking basket in the closing seconds of overtime.
Carmelo Anthony nailed the game victor in overtime after Kristaps Porzingis buried a crucial three pointer as the New York Knicks held on for a thrilling 113-111 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday (AEDT).
Also, for the second straight game, Anthony and Derrick Rose have clicked late - Rose made a big bank shot late in the fourth to give the Knicks a three-point lead, and he blocked Kemba Walker's 3-point attempt to seal the victory.
"Honestly, I wanted that shot", Anthony said. "I'm realizing how long I am and how hard it is to block my shot".
Williams has started all 15 games for the Hornets this season and came into the night averaging 10 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest. NY will try to extend their win streak as they play host to the Charlotte Hornets.
Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis had 16 points each as the Knicks nothed their eighth win in 15 games.
In his second season with Charlotte past year, Williams started 81 for the Hornets and had a career renaissance, averaging 11.7 points and a career-high 6.4 rebounds per game.
Marco Belinelli scored 19 points, Nicolas Batum had 18 and Walker added 17 for the Hornets, who have lost four straight games.
A dunk from Michael Kidd-Gilchrist tied the game at 111-111 for the Hornets with 27 seconds left in the overtime. You have the better chance of winning the first game and then you're playing with a game in hand for the next game.
Cody Zeller: He looked sharp, considering he'd missed the previous three games with a sore right shoulder.
Charlotte took its largest lead of the game at 70-57 in the third quarter. Rose scored 16 points with five assists, three rebounds, one steal, and one block. Steve Clifford could coach as he intended back in October.
One of the things that I've noticed about the Knicks is that they are always prepared for every situation and that stems from Jeff Hornacek not being afraid to reach into his bench for a different combination or adjustment. "He deserves it.". Walker passed Alonzo Mourning for third place on Charlotte's career free throws made list. Charlotte's Marvin Williams sustained a hyperextended left knee in the third quarter and didn't return. "When he's rolling then there's a time when he may take one that they call "heat checks' or ill-advised shots, but a lot of times he's making those". It was a close game but Charlotte could not find the rhythm down the stretch and their defense collapsed, allowing the Spurs to pull away within the final three minutes of the game. Joakim Noah (illness) and Lance Thomas (ankle) are questionable to play.
If Marvin Williams is out for any significant length of time, we're going to see just how important he is to this team.
It might be a while before we get to witness that again. He played great for us. "He's the ultimate dependable, pro, intelligent player". If you look at our record after we picked him up, he's a terrific player.