The Side-Eye: Melo Explodes For 42 Points But The Knicks (Jared Jeffries) Just Can’t “Hang On”

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Jared Jeffries though?? Really?!?!

Everyone at TD Garden knew the ball was going to go to Carmelo Anthony, with the Knicks down one and just seconds on the clock.

Jared Jeffries knew it, too.

But the ball and the game ended up in his hands, and in the biggest spot of his Knick career, he didn’t get it done. And he knew it, too.

“Looking at the tape, I should have shot it,” Jeffries said, recalling the final seconds when he tried to pass, and had the ball taken away by Kevin Garnett.

“I felt like KG was coming down,” Jeffries said. “I tried to dump the ball off to Bill (Walker), and KG had his hand down. So when I tried to pass the ball to Bill cutting to the rim, he got a hand on it.”

Then again, the ball should never have been in Jeffries’ hands in the first place. As Jeffries explained, the play had been designed to go to Anthony, but the Celtics took that away.

For what it’s worth, Melo ended the game with 42 points, 17 rebounds, and 6 assists, doing everything he possibly could to keep the Knicks even remotely close to staying in the game. But, you can’t give JARED JEFFRIES the ball in crunch time to win the game. We’re just sayin’…

Knicks fans: Is this one of the most diappointing Knicks losses ever??? If not, what is?

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