- Carmelo Anthony: 27 points, 10 rebounds.
- Chauncey Billups: 21 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds.
- Toney Douglas: 23 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, and GREAT defense.
Great game. Not only because of the basketball played, but because of the energy within the arena.
I’m not going to do a full recap now, but here are a few points.
This offense is going to be insane. Once Melo and Stat find their spacing and when they start to mesh, this offense will be nearly unstoppable.
Billups looks like he is 25 again. I guess playing with young super-stars will help you play like the young star you once were. He played very well on both the offensive and defensive end, and he looks to be the veteran leader we need most.
Once Billups starts to bond with Stat, Amare’s production will go up A LOT. I noticed tonight that Billups gave the ball to Melo almost everytime. I think that was because he is comfortable with Melo, and like Billups him self said, “I know what he likes”.
This team has room for A LOT of improvement, but they have grown in talent LEAPS AND BOUNDS over last year.