Melo wants to deliver on Dolan's guarantee

GREENBURGH, N.Y. –- If James Dolan says the Knicks will beat the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony is going to try to make his owner happy.

Dolan guaranteed his Knicks will bounce back against the Hawks during a show he played with his band, JD and the Straight Shot, on Sunday night.

“I guess we got to win,” Anthony said when asked about Dolan’s guarantee on Monday. “If the owner said it, I guess we’ve got to make it happen. We want to win. You know. If he said he put the pressure on us to go out there and win the game.”

Head coach Mike Woodson said he likes the way his owner feels.

“As a coach, I think every time we suit it up and step on the floor, we are supposed to win,” Woodson said. “That is just how I feel as a coach. And I want our players to feel the same way.”