Mar 24, 2013, 2:00 PM EST
The Knicks had no trouble with a Raptors team playing without Rudy Gay on Saturday, beating Toronto for the second straight night, and doing so by a comfortable 26-point margin.
There seemed to be no love lost between Carmelo Anthony and his former teammate Landry Fields during this one, as Anthony tried to score on Fields just about every time they matched up, and picked up a flagrant foul for shoving Fields after he was caught with an elbow to the midsection.
Of course, it was all downplayed afterward.
“I’m still sore,” Anthony said. “Luckily I’ve been doing a lot of abs [work]. It was just a reaction, one of those reactions.”
Fields said Anthony’s response surprised him “a little bit.”
“I wasn’t trying to be malicious, [it was] probably just a heat of the moment type thing, just a misunderstanding. … We were cool after the game, just wished each other well for the rest of the season.”
Interestingly, Knicks coach Mike Woodson referred to Fields, his former player, as “the guy.”
“There was contact there, the guy rode his shoulder and tried to go through his chest,” he said. “I’d get heated, too.”
The “guy” finished with seven points, four rebounds, two steals and two turnovers in 38 minutes of action. Anthony led all scorers with 28 points, to go along with eight rebounds.
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