Carmelo Anthony said he’s trying to shoot and score less, and price per head sportsbooks can see that it’s working for the Knicks, who on Friday night at Madison Square Garden beat the Orlando Magic 121-83.
“I wanted to do something a little different to see if it worked,” Anthony said. “Me scoring 30 wasn’t working.”
Price per head sportsbooks believe that Anthony may be up to something. Anthony made 8-of-12 shots and finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists During Thursday’s 113-83 win over Brooklyn.
The Knicks made their season’s first winning streak on Friday against Orlando with Anthony taking only 10 shots and making six of them while finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Pay per head services know that this season, Anthony averages 25.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. The player had an average of 28.5 points while taking 23.2 shots during the Knicks’ nine-game losing streak.
The Knicks, in their last two games, were spreading the shots out and moving the ball around with brittle passes. Price per head sportsbooks saw that Anthony skillfully handled double teams and was able to make the right passes out of them, and the results were quite impressive. Against the Nets, the Knicks buried 16-of-27 3-pointers, and six players scored double figures.
The Knicks drilled 17 of 34 from behind the arc against the Orlando magic, and seven players scored in double figures.
Price per head sportsbooks found out that on Thursday, Amar’e Stoudemire said after their victory in Brooklyn that the Knicks’ “mojo” and swagger was back.
“At some point it was going to get unleashed,” point guard Raymond Felton said when he was asked if something in the Knicks was unleashed because of the Nets. “Brooklyn is just a team that got the first wrath of it. Everybody else is going to have to feel it later on, too. But one game at a time.”
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“We got tired of losing,” Anthony said. “Whether we figured everything out in two games, that’s yet to come.”