(NEW YORK) — In the first game with interim head coach Mike Woodson, the Knicks (19-24) snapped their six game losing streak with a 121-79 win over the Trail Blazers (20-23) on Wednesday night.
Shortly before the game, head coach Mike D’Antoni announced that he would be resigning. Some Knicks players reportedly were not buying into D’Antoni’s system.
Carmelo Anthony found a way to quiet down those talks scoring 16 points and even passing the ball.
“Under the circumstances, we came out and put everything aside and played basketball tonight and had fun,” Anthony said. “We haven’t had fun like that in a long time and tonight it was a good way to come out and get this ‘W.'”
Anthony also insisted that he had nothing to do with D’Antoni’ resigning earlier in the day.
Interim head coach Mike Woodson is now 1-0.
“I’m going to be held accountable and I’m going to make d**n sure that held accountable to win,” said Woodson after the game.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN