Carmelo Anthony expects shooting touch to return

Carmelo Anthony believes his Game 4 shooting struggles were an isolated incident.

In the Knicks’ 97-90 overtime loss to the Celtics on Sunday, Anthony’s shot was as erratic as J.R. Smith’s behavior. The superstar forward suffered through a miserable 10-for-35 afternoon, clanging all seven of his 3-point attempts. In the final three-plus minutes of regulation and five minutes of overtime, Anthony went 1-for-9 from the field and just 2-of-4 from the free-throw line.

“I had one of those days,” he said yesterday, insisting his shot still feels perfectly fine. “I haven’t missed 25 shots in a long, long time. I don’t think I’ll have another day like that.”

Other than Sunday, Anthony hasn’t missed 25 shots in a game in his entire 10-year NBA career. Not in the regular season and not in the playoffs.

– Reported by Mark Hale of the New York Post