November 30, 2016: Carmelo Anthony hits game winner over Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves
Carmelo Anthony countered an off-shooting night by making the game-winning basket against Andrew Wiggins. Melo used his signature jab-step to get space against Wiggins to hit the midrange jump shot. This was Melo’s 2nd game-winning basket in 5 days hitting the go-ahead shot against the Charlotte Hornets.
Coming into the game, the major anticipation was the matchup between fellow sophomores Kristaps Porzingis & Karl Anthony Towns. Porzingis had a well-rounded game with 29 points on 55% from the floor, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks. Towns, on the other hand, scored a then-career high 47 points and 18 rebounds on 68% shooting and 17-20 from the free throw line.
For the Knicks, Brandon Jennings & Mindaugas Kuzminskas both made significant contributions off the bench. Jennings had 12 points and 7 assists and was integral to Porzingis’ offensive outburst in the game. Kuz scored 14 points on 4-5 from three.
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