Melo needs to play when it counts

With the Knicks reeling, Mike D'Antoni needs his star player in the game in crunch time

Updated: March 28, 2011, 7:41 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPNNewYork.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Once again, Carmelo Anthony had one of the best seats in the house for the first four minutes of the fourth quarter.

And once again, it left you scratching your head and wondering: Why on earth is Carmelo Anthony sitting?

The New York Knicks continued sliding into the abyss Saturday night against the second-worst offensive team in the NBA (although you wouldn't have known it), their losing streak stretching to six games as a fourth-quarter comeback spearheaded ...

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