Friday, March 1, 2013
Anthony: It's payback time in D.C.
By Ian Begley
WASHINGTON -- It's payback time in D.C.
That's the message Carmelo Anthony delivered earlier this week from the Knicks' locker room.
Anthony was asked about Sunday's showdown with the Heat by a reporter after the Knicks' win over the Warriors, but he had no interest in talking about the Miami game.
Anthony insisted his sole focus was on Friday night's game against the Wizards.
"We've got one game on our mind, and that's the Wizards," Anthony said. "That's kind of a payback game for us. We felt like last time we went down there, we were supposed to win that game, so that's kind of a payback game."
John Wall torched the Knicks for 21 points and nine assists in a 106-96 loss in Washington on Feb. 6.
Since that game, Wall has struggled mightily. Over the past five games, he is averaging just 10.2 points on 29.6 percent shooting and 4.6 turnovers.