The Knicks are lucky they played a bad team yesterday. They are also lucky they have a superstar on their roster. After a decent overall first half the Knicks took a 7 point lead into halftime. They didn’t play great, but they looked like they were on their way to another easy victory. Then the 3rd quarter happened. They were out scored by 12 and found themselves down 6 heading into the 4th quarter. Luckily Carmelo Anthony came through in the clutch, putting up 14 4th quarter points. He did get a little help from J.R. Smith, who had 8 points of his own in the 4th. However it was Carmelo putting the Knicks on his back and carrying them through the finish line(I think most guys backs hurt today from shoveling a foot of snow, not giving an NBA roster a piggyback ride). We’ve seen the Knicks win while Carmelo has an off night, and we’ve seen them NEED Melo’s production to even have a chance in some of their games. They will need the entire team firing on all cylinders this Sunday as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers.