Kevin Durant was the only player to record a 50-point game this season … until Friday night (Jan. 24) when Carmelo Anthony went off at Madison Square Garden in NYC, pouring in 62 points.
The New York Knicks superstar was on fire Friday night, putting his team on his back in a 125-96 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
“Thank you to all my fans and Knicks fans. This is a surreal moment. Very humbled by this experience. Still have work to do,” Melo tweeted after the game.
The 62-point game was the highest point total in the NBA this season, and the highest mark since Kobe Bryant went for 65 in 2007. It also broke Bernard King’s Knicks record of 60 points and Bryant’s Madison Square Garden record of 61.
“Tonight was one of those special nights for him,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. “He got it going and everything he threw up was going in, man.”
Melo went eight of his first 10 shots and pouring for 20 points, and by the end of the first half, he had 37.