Carmelo Anthony said he wanted to return to the Portland Trail Blazers next season following their season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in game 5.

"In my mind, I'll be right back in the fray of things when next season comes," said Anthony following the game.

Anthony, who finished the game with 27 points on 9-of-17 shooting in the loss, averaged 15.4 points and 6.3 rebounds on the season.

Anthony added that he feels he's found a home with the Blazers after being out of the league for over a year.

"I pray that it can be Portland, I think I found a home in Portland. ... I think you [media members] saw it, why this is a good fit for me. Whenever you find a situation that's comfortable and allows you to be who you are, you want to stay in that situation."