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Carmelo Anthony picks up a flagrant foul for shoving former teammate Landry Fields

Mar 24, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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.

From Zach Braziller of the New York Post:

“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.

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    With that BS flagrant they called on JR earlier, that elbow by Fields should have been one also. Along with the two hard fouls JR drew going to the basket that weren’t called flagrants. The Knicks get no respect from the refs. EVEN AT HOME. Has been that way all season.

    • broncobeta - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Yeah everyone feels really sorry for your big market team and your super stars.

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:34 PM

        I don’t care about sympathy or pity. It’s just disgusting how the Knicks get jobbed by the refs.

      • dannymac17 - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

        LMAO more excuses from Captain Ugly. Always crying wolf. Knicks is garbage and looking at another 1st round exit. I hope it happens and you cry like the sissy lala that you are.

  2. broncobeta - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    The Nuggets have won 15 in a row and PBT has yet to even write about it.

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Nor does ESPN provide more than a 23 second blurb at the back end of SportsCenter. They topped off the show sounding like they’re on Arison’s payroll, which is beyond embarrassing.

    • nycalldayz - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:42 PM

      I hear u, but Lebron is not on the Nuggets. Sadly that’s just the way it is.

    • frankiebooboo - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:17 PM

      Yes. We’re all aware of that. Apparently they have more important things to write about, like what NBA stars that kid from Ole Miss most emulates. I guess Marshall Henderson is more relevant to pbt than the Denver Nuggets

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:08 PM

      PBT and espn may not be giving the Nuggets the respect they deserve, but we are. Very impressed with the Nuggets in the two games we (yes, we) played against them and obviously the way they’ve been playing has been seriously great.

      So don’t worry about respect or attention from PBT or ESPN in Denver. Because you have ours. Full and complete.

    • jolink653 - Mar 25, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      Who are the Nuggets? Judging by PBT, I thought it was the Heat, the Lakers, and just a bunch of generic, no-name teams

  3. jjviolin1 - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    NBA refs in gereral are terrible. worst officiating in the world of spkrts. Nuggets dont get a break ever.

  4. 4thquartermagic - Mar 24, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    What is it about MSG that makes Melo so feisty?

    Hey Melo we miss you in Denver… Not.

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 25, 2013 at 4:17 AM

      What titles have the Nuggets won that you and those Kansas City Royals-esque fans who put on that pathetic show last week when the Knicks were in town, are justified in talking like this? You’re still just also-rans.

      • 4thquartermagic - Mar 25, 2013 at 4:56 PM

        Ignorant comment from an east coast snob.

        First of all it’s been 40 years since your over-hyped, over-paid, “team” of egos has won anything.

        “Also rans?” We’ve made and won in the playoffs EVERY year since 2004. It took the GLORIOUS Knicks 11 years ELEVEN to win ONE playoff game. And that was a garbage victory after the Heat were already up 3-0.

        Denver fans booed Melo not because they were bitter (like Cleveland) but because Melo left to be a marketing mogul. He didn’t leave for money (only Denver could offer most $ max deal) and he didn’t leave to win a ring. Knicks had been garbage for decades and gave up the farm of talent they had to get Melo.

        Denver had a right to boo a player who left for the wrong reasons.

        And guess what, Denver has been better for it. So keep ‘em NY, you deserve him.

  5. dutchman45 - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    To all the Nugget fans. Your team is made for the regular season. Good chance once defense in playoffs comes into play, they will not.

    • dannymac17 - Mar 24, 2013 at 8:45 PM

      and your team will bail out in the first round

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 25, 2013 at 4:18 AM

        So will your soft Clippers. Why are you talking?

  6. dirtydavis - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    That was an a$$hole move by Carmelo

  7. bils293 - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    I’m thinking of making BBQ chicken for dinner. Can anyone recommend a good sauce? I normally use A1 but am in the mood for a little something different.

    • chilomane - Mar 24, 2013 at 6:22 PM

      Sweet baby ray’s

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