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Can Carmelo carry Knicks to a title?

If Dirk could win it all with Chandler & Co. last season, why can't Melo?

Updated: April 22, 2012, 10:27 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

For most of the night the Boston Celtics looked as if they had just run the Boston Marathon, dragging their sorry selves up and down the Madison Square Garden court while the home team threatened to Globetrotter them out of town.

Carmelo Anthony was piecing together a triple-double, and Steve Novak and J.R. Smith were busy playing an absurd game of H-O-R-S-E from the 3-point line before Boston made a late run on muscle memory, on the pride and precision of Paul Pierce, whose ...

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