Sneaker Watch // Melo’s Early 30 Enough For Knicks to Hold Off Lakers

Sneaker Watch // Melo’s Early 30 Enough For Knicks to Hold Off Lakers

Carmelo Anthony wearing Jordan Melo M8 Advance Knicks Home

Carmelo Anthony drains a three-pointer in the “Knicks Home” Jordan Melo M8 Advance.

words // Brandon Richard

There was a party in the Garden last night, as is the case anytime the Los Angeles Lakers are in town for cross-conference showdown. However, the tables have been turned a little this season with the New York Knicks being amongst the league’s best and the Lakers struggling to put it all together. Both trends continued last night, as the Knicks led from start to finish and held on for a 116-107 home victory.

Before spraining his ankle in the third quarter, Carmelo Anthony was on fire shooting the ball. Melo hit 10 of his 15 shots for 30 points in just 22 minutes of action. No other player has scored 30 points in 22 minutes since David Robinson in 1995. Raymond Felton kept New York steady the rest of the way with 19 points and 8 assists, while J.R. Smith and Tyson Chandler each chipped in with 18.

With another 30+ point performance, the Lakers dropped to 1-10 this season when Kobe Bryant reaches the mark. He also pulled down 10 boards and dished out 6 assists in his brand new Nike Kobe 8 System sneakers, which will release here next Thursday.

The Knicks and Lakers will meet again on Christmas Day.

In today’s NBA Sneaker Watch, check out some of the basketball shoes worn in last night’s big game, as well as a few other highlights from the past week.

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Sneaker Watch // Melo's Early 30 Enough For Knicks to Hold Off Lakers

Kobe Bryant wearing Nike Kobe 8 System Sulfur

Kobe Bryant puts up a shot in the Nike Kobe 8 System “Sulfur.”

J.R. Smith wearing Jordan Melo M8 Advance; Dwight Howard & Antawn Jamison wearing adidas Top Ten 2000 Bright Lights, Big City LA

J.R. Smith shoots in the “Knicks Away” Jordan Melo M8 Advance; Dwight Howard and Antawn Jamison defense in the “Bright Lights, Big City” adidas Top Ten 2000.

Spike Lee wearing Air Jordan XX8 Knicks PE

Spike Lee all smiles in a custom pair of the upcoming Air Jordan XX8.

Kevin Durant wearing Nike KD V OKC Home

Kevin Durant takes off in the Nike KD V.

Jeff Teague wearing adidas Rose 3 Brenda

Jeff Teague handles the rock in the “Brenda” adidas Rose 3.

Blake Griffin wearing Jordan Aero Flight PE

Blake Griffin dunks in a PE colorway of the Jordan Aero Flight.

Jason Terry wearing Reebok Wall 3

Jason Terry shoots in his Reebok Wall 3 PE.

LeBron James wearing Nike LeBron X Home PE

LeBron James shakes off a little pain in the Nike LeBron X.

Kemba Walker wearing Under Armour Micro G Torch; DeAndre Jordan wearing Under Armour Spine Bionic

Kemba Walker and DeAndre Jordan battle for a loose ball in the Under Armour Micro G Torch and Spine Bionic, respectively.

Chris Paul wearing Jordan CP3.VI Wake Forest

Chris Paul returned to North Carolina in the “Wake Forest” Jordan CP3.VI.

Damian Lillard wearing adidas Rose 773 Light Scarlet

Damian Lillard shoots in the adidas Rose 773.

Rudy Gay wearing Nike Air Max Hyperposite PE

Rudy Gay ignites the break in a PE colorway of the Nike Air Max Hyperposite.