Carmelo Anthony put on a show at Madison Square Garden on Friday night when he scored a New York Knicks record and career-high 62 points in a 125-96 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Anthony shot 23-for-35 from the floor, 6-for-11 from beyond the arc and 10-for-10 at the free throw line in 39 minutes. As his shot chart shows, there weren’t many spots on the floor he wasn’t able to score from.
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The Knicks forward broke Bernard King‘s previous franchise record of 60 points early in the fourth quarter, and when New York opened up a huge lead with about six minutes remaining in regulation, head coach Mike Woodson decided to end his superstar’s night early.
Anthony has joined Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant as the only active players who’ve scored 60 or more points in one game. The former Syracuse star also added 13 rebounds to his impressive stat line.
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Anthony now holds the record for the most points ever scored at MSG. Bryant and the Lakers visit New York on Sunday.
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The win improved the Knicks’ record to 16-26, which puts them in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and two games behind the Bobcats for the final playoff spot.