Carmelo Anthony Anticipates ‘Intense’ Game from the Nets

by March 30, 2011

Unless Mikhail Prokhorov and James Dolan are going to be suiting up, I think ‘Melo might be overhyping tonight’s matchup just a tad. From the NY Post: “For the first time since the Knicks landed Anthony last month and beat out their local rivals for his services, Anthony will face the Nets. It should be a fascinating matchup at the Garden, considering Anthony strongly preferred the Knicks to the Nets — but, the Knicks believed, would have been willing to sign with New Jersey if a deal with New York didn’t get done. ‘I’m home now. I’m on the home court. I’m not in Jersey playing out there. That’s next week,’ Anthony said yesterday, aware that he faces the Nets at the Prudential Center a week from Friday. ‘But I think the game will be intense out there [tonight]. I think those guys knowing of being part of the whole Melo Drama situation from day one and this being my first time playing against them since the trade went down.'”