Carmelo Anthony gets buckets. Last night (January 24), Melo scored a New York Knicks record 62 points in a defeat of the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison Square Garden.
Anthony's scoring output bests Knicks legend Bernard King's now former single-game output of 55 points.
Reports the New York Daily News:
Move over Kobe Bryant, Bernard King, Patrick Ewing and you too, Michael Jordan. Anthony set a record at the current Garden by detonating for 62 points in the Knicks' 125-96 victory that ended a five-game losing streak and perhaps emotionally invigorated the All-Star forward, who had been mentally beaten down for the past 10 days.
“To be honest, coming into today's game, I just had a different type of focus,” Anthony said after his career-defining moment. “Guys were asking me what was wrong before the game. Wasn't really nothing wrong, just for some reason I had that. I was locked in from the beginning of the game, before the game. It was just a mind-set tonight.”
Anthony's 62 points set a franchise record previously held by King, who scored 60 points 30 years ago. It's also the most points scored at the current MSG, surpassing Bryant's mark of 61 set nearly five years ago to the day. “It really didn't sink in yet,” Anthony said. “What happened tonight, it still feels surreal for me.”
Watch Melo's record breaking night in the video below. Expect it to be a Jordan Brand commercial for Melo M10 sooner than later.