Madison Square Garden Bridges Debut, Patrick Ewing Videobombs Alan Hahn, JR Smith Hits a Half-Court Buzzer-Beater, and Carmelo Anthony Misses a Game-Tying Last Second Shot: Knicks and Bobcats Preseason Action


From the silly to the incredible to the defeating, Friday’s preseason New York Knicks and Charlotte Bobcats matchup was a notable exhibition.

It first featured a fun return of a legend: Patrick Ewing.

During the pregame show, Knicks writer and on-air talent, Alan Hahn was discussing some of the moves of the day – with Chris Smith (JR’s brother) making the team over more potential-laden talent – when a familiar face walked up to the glass behind him.

The icon, working with the Bobcats this year, made a return to the Garden for his standard standing applause and to joke around a bit.

JR Smith, coming off an injury and heading for a 5-game suspension, still looked like he was in mid-season form, knocking down a half-court shot to end the 3rd quarter and giving us his signature hand motion.

It also featured a Carmelo Anthony which historically was rare: he missed a last second shot that would have tied the game.  Luckily, these games do not count.

Finally, Madison Square Garden re-opened with its newest innovation, the Chase Bridges, which span across the ceiling of the Garden, delivering one of the most unique views in sports today.


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