Melo hit Hawes in the head during the third quarter of the Knicks’ 99-93 victory game as the two were fighting to gain possession of the ball from rebound. NYK center Tyson Chandler stepped in after Hawes was angrily headed towards Anthony.
Hawes and Chandler both received technicals while Anthony got pegged with a flagrant foul. The Knicks’ forward said Hawes had elbowed him prior to the incident.
After the match-up, Knick coach Mike Woodson said his star player had to reign in his outbursts. “He’s just got to control his emotions,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. “Melo is a physical player and he likes contact which is great. He doesn’t back away from contact. We had the altercation and we were able to pull away from it. No punches were thrown. They assessed the technicals and the flagrants the way they saw it and we moved on.”
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