NEW YORK – Nobody ever really stops Carmelo Anthony. Not in his mind, anyway.
Anthony believes he can solve any defense and rarely gives credit when he doesn't. His response after a poor night is always some variation of the same quote: "I just missed shots I normally make."
So no matter how he played in New York during the first two games, he was bringing the same attacking mentality to Indiana for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Saturday.
Anthony says he "can't stop being aggressive out there on the basketball court."
The matchup between the NBA's leading scorer and perhaps its best defense is even. The Pacers limited Anthony to 10-of-28 shooting in Game 1, but he bounced back with 32 points in New York's 105-79 rout on Tuesday.