May not Advance.
Sometimes, to wash away the funk of road playoff losses, a player just needs to get home to familiarity. Maybe put on some new shoes, start things fresh. But sometimes all of that is irrelevant. Sometimes the funk follows you home. Carmelo Anthony did get back to the confines of Madison Square Garden, and he did break out a White/Blue/Orange “Home” edition of his Jordan Melo M7 Advance. These comforts didn’t seem to matter much in the Knicks’ 113-96 blowout loss to the now 3-0 leading Celtics. Melo put up 15, 11, 6, 2 and 1 and even got some bench help but it wasn’t enough to withstand Paul Pierce (Nike Air Legacy 2) scoring 38 with six 3’s and Ray Allen (Jordan Play In These F) scoring 32 with eight 3’s. Jermaine O’Neal gave up his Nike Air Max Closer IV for a pair of Black/Green Nike Air Shox Hyperballer, while Rajon Rondo wore his pearl Nike Zoom Kobe VI again. Superfan Spike Lee celebrated the Knicks loss with a pair of orange Jordan Spiz’ikes.
In ATL, Joe Johnson revisited the retro-flavored Jordan Prime 5 for 21 points, and Jamal Crawford sparked off the bench with 23 in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010, as the Hawks took Game 3 over the Magic, 88-84, good for a 2-1 series lead. Gilbert Arenas registered a DNP-CD, meaning he didn’t play a second. Thus no Gil shoes to report.
The Big Easy became the Big Overwhelmed as the Hornets couldn’t handle the Lakers’ attack, falling 100-86 to Kobe & Co. Bryant scored 30 in his purple Nike Zoom Kobe VI, Lamar Odom stayed with the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse 2011 in the form of a Black/Yellow colorway, and Matt Barnes joined the adidas Crazy Light craze. Along with his 22 points, Chris Paul did contribute some festive Jordan CP3.IV‘s to the sneaker mix. So, all was not lost.
Your daily kicks rundown – NBA Kicks 2011 Playoff edition…