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Carmelo Anthony makes 23 field goals in record 62 point performance (VIDEO)

Jan 25, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

Carmelo Anthony didn’t just drop a franchise record and a Madison Square Garden record 62 points on the Bobcats by shooting a high volume of low-percentage shots. In fact, it was very much the opposite.

Anthony finished 23-of-35 from the field, good for a shooting mark of 65.7 percent.

In addition to the half-court shot he got to go to end the second quarter, there were a series of smooth jumpers that hit nothing but net, and even some drives to the basket that ended with slam dunks.

Watch Carmelo hit all 23 of those buckets in the video clip above.

As an aside, let’s hope you weren’t a season ticket holder who gave away your seats to last night’s game. I’m sure there were plenty, considering New York is in the midst of an eight-game homestand, playing poorly, and it was a Friday night against the Bobcats. That would have been … unfortunate.

  1. brahin9 - Jan 25, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    There is no question that Anthony is a great scorer. But he is average at best on the other essentials like rebounding, passing and especially defense. I just don’t think he makes others around him better. It’s great that he had the night he had, and I’m sure we’ll see plenty more highlight reels through out the remainder of his career. It’s time for this guy to move on from New York, go to a team with far more talent, so at least he can finish his career at least competing for an NBA title.

    • spthegr8 - Jan 25, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      ^^^^^^ Hater’s gone hate.!!! ^^^^^^^ Even when a guy play’s LIGHT’S out!!! SMFH!!!

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:46 PM

      I don’t care for Carmelo either but you are just pure hating at this point! And average at rebounding??? FOH!

  2. djshnooks - Jan 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    How many assists did he have?

    Zero.

  3. jolink653 - Jan 25, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    The guy shoots 65% from the field and sets a record for most points at one of the most famous arenas in the world, and you want to nitpick and talk about how he had no assists? He had 13 rebounds and the only reason he had no assists is because he was in such a zone that his teammates fed him the ball to shoot every time.

    I understand people don’t like him, but come on. Give credit where credit is due

  4. ohkhan - Jan 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    “by shooting a high volume of low-percentage shots. In fact, it was very much the opposite.”

    Not really the opposite. Most of the shots he hit would be considered very low percentage for most players…he is just that good

  5. flickflint - Jan 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    @brahin9 he had 13 rebounds

  6. El Pollo Loco - Jan 25, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    the Knicks still suck and he did this against the freakin Bobcats.*clap………clap………clap*

    • money2long - Jan 25, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      hm, i wonder why more people haven’t gone out and scored 62 on the bobcats. it’s apparently so easy to do so. same goes for anyone who score over 60 points. how come it isn’t so common for all these nba players to score 62? the secret isn’t out, yet huh? play the bobcats, go and score 62. well i just told the world the secret. let’s see how many more people in nba history will get 62 on the bobcats. because it’s just the bobcats. clap clap clap…

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      The Bobcats aren’t so bad this year, not to mention they are better then the Knicks this year so far so……

  7. timb12 - Jan 25, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    If you want to be a wet blanket, he had 0 assists, did it against the bobcats, and took a ton of shots.

    Or it can be taken for what it is. Shot over 50%, didn’t even play the whole game, 0 turnovers, and 13 rebounds. It was impressive all the same. He put on a show. I hate the way he plays basketball, but last night was special.

  8. chicagosports2014 - Jan 25, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    DA BULLS will own Melo rights in the near future.

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM

      I hope so. Melo with this current squad, plus a few minor tweaks/additions to the bench with Thibs leading the way would be a championship team (WITH a HEALTHY Rose).

  9. nyeagles10 - Jan 25, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Why do so many hate on Melo ? He’s elite player that gets no respect

  10. bigbuc419 - Jan 25, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Should’ve let him play the game out and get the all time record in nba, the way he was on fire and was pulled with over 7 min left…he would’ve made it if not pulled

    • mackcarrington - Jan 25, 2014 at 6:09 PM

      You realize that the all-time record is 100 points right?
      Do you honestly believe he would have scored over 38 points n 7 minutes?

  11. basketballbro - Jan 25, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    I would’ve loved to see him stay in and make a run at passing kobe’s 81

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 25, 2014 at 8:20 PM

      I doubt he would have scored 20 pts. in the final 7 min. Would have been cool to see him try though! Woody should have kept him in.

  12. stayhigh_247 - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Before KD, Melo was the best scorer in the league. Its good to see him go off like that. You haters need to give it up.

  13. csbanter - Jan 25, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    After the third quarter Woodson should have taken him out. After 50 he was just padding his stats. Last year when Stephen Curry dropped 54 at MSG the Warriors were in the game right until the final minute. Jordan dropped 55 on the Knicks years ago in a game that was close til the end. Scoring 62 on a team that quit at halftime not that impressive.

  14. reastnt - Jan 25, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    He traveled at 0:45 and 2:02.

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