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.
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Los Angeles –Devin Booker‘s Suns have the NBA’s worst record (18-41).
“I think everyone is fed up with the losing, from the top to the bottom of the organization,” Booker said this afternoon. “So, for us, it’s what’s next?”
A 3-point contest victory.
Overcoming Phoenix’s poor record to draw an invite to All-Star Saturday Night, Booker won the 3-point contest with a whopping 29 points in the final round.
That score left little margin for 2016 champion Klay Thompson, who capped the event with a 25-point round that was otherwise the night’s high. Clippers forward Tobias Harris, in his new home arena, finished third.
Booker was all smiles after the rare victory.
“Season not going how we planned, but I know a lot of the city was ready for this All-Star Weekend, having somebody participate,” Booker said. “So, I’m glad I could win it.
Where he and the Suns go from here is still questionable, but he has a plan.
“I’m going to win the dunk contest next year,” Booker said. “No, I’m just kidding.”