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Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and a season-high 20 rebounds in the Friday loss to the Clippers. Anthony made only 4 of his 23 shot attempts, but made all 16 of his free throws.
We have grown accustomed to seeing scoring outputs like this from Anthony, but pulling down 20 rebounds is not something we see on a daily basis. Friday night's performance marked his third double-double of the New Year, raising his average up to nine boards per game. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Nathan Eovaldi allowed four runs on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts against the Mets on Sunday.
Eovaldi failed to build off his last outing and let the Mets get to him early, yielding four runs through the first three innings. Luckily the bats bailed him out and he was able to walk away with the no-decision after getting yanked in the fifth inning, having thrown 87 pitches (59 strikes). While Eovaldi showed some nice promise when he was with the Marlins, the move to the American League, the AL East and hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium has siphoned out what promise he actually had left. Being a fly ball pitcher in this environment does no bode well for strong ratios. He’ll face the Red Sox in Fenway for his next outing, one you probably want to keep him on the bench for. Analysis: Howard Bender