Carmelo Anthony takes exception to Alex Caruso's borderline dirty play

It's Game 2 between the Portland Trail Blazers and LA Lakers and the stakes are extremely high.

Portland took Game 1 from Los Angeles in shocking fashion, leaving the Lakers in a must win situation. 

Going down two games would be a death sentence. 

Both teams want this game BAD. For Portland, a chance to show Game 1 was not a fluke. For LA, a chance to right their wrongs and show the world why they're the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. 

Emotions among the players are high, which was on display between Carmelo Anthony and Alex Caruso

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You can see that Caruso jumped into Melo. who was setting the screen, and this was borderline dirty. 

Anthony made sure Caruso heard about it, too. 

Anthony, a 17-year vet, knows the importance of keeping his body right. He entered the bubble in Orlando for the NBA's restart as 'Skinny Melo,' preparing to play small forward for Portland. 

How the game plays out and if it evolves into a chippy contest will certainly be something to watch.

One thing's for sure, this is playoff basketball!

Carmelo Anthony takes exception to Alex Caruso's borderline dirty play originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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