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Posted January 26, 2014 - 01:06 AM

Melo: I wanted Kobe's record
 
Truth be told, Carmelo Anthony had his eyes on more than 62 points Friday night.

“I was going for 81,” Anthony said with a smile about an hour after his record-setting performance. If Woodson kept Anthony on the floor, he might’ve reached 81, the mythical number Bryant put up on Jan. 22, 2006.

“I thought he was going to get 80,”
Iman Shumpert said. Instead, Anthony “settled” for 62 points against Charlotte on 23-for-35 shooting -- the best single-game performance in MSG history.

The previous Garden record was held by Bryant, who put up 61 against the Knicks in 2009.

So now, with Bryant's Lakers in town, the question is: What can Anthony do for an encore?

If recent history is any indication, Melo may have another big game up his sleeve on Sunday.

Anthony’s had a ton of success against Mike D’Antoni since the coach left New York.

Carmelo, who some believe influenced D’Antoni’s decision to resign from the Knicks post in March 2012, scored an eye-popping 46.5 points per 48 minutes against the D'Antoni-led Lakers last season.

If he maintains that rate, Los Angeles could be in for a long afternoon on Sunday.

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#2 Majesty

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 01:11 AM

Heheh he wanted to get one up on big brother.    Gotta give him props though he did it and he did it against a top 5 defensive team in this league with a very good defensive coach Steve Clifford. 


 

I've always liked Steve Blake.

 


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 01:13 AM

aha



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 01:14 AM

To be honest, I'm surprised it took him this long to score that much in his career. Really am.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 09:19 AM

Bring it. Would love to see him go for 82

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Don't think well be seeing anybody go past 81 for a little while longer, imo.
 

Trade for Austin Rivers, say, Hill & Johnson. 


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 09:32 AM

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 09:35 AM

Don't think well be seeing anybody go past 81 for a little while longer, imo.


Aside from Durant I can't see anyone beating it for a while.

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Only 19 points away from 81.

 

Only 19....lol



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 10:14 AM

To be honest, I'm surprised it took him this long to score that much in his career. Really am.

 

True for a guy who is considered one of the best scorers in the league and well not much after that, you'd actually think he would've crossed the 60 point line before. In fact he only had 4 +50 point games all in all, the 62 and 3 other 50 point games.I really that he had more 50 point games till I looked it up.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 11:58 AM

he could've passed 81 if he remained in the game. there was still like 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 12:06 PM

I expect Durant to come close one day

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 12:11 PM

he could've passed 81 if he remained in the game. there was still like 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

 Maybe maybe not. We will never know. Like Kobe's 62 vs Mavs in 3 quarters  could he have score 90+ if he played the fourth? Maybe but he didn't so we will never know.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 12:20 PM

Only 19 points away from 81.

 

Only 19....lol

with 7 minutes to do it

 

he looked pretty tired too


Edited by Ham, January 26, 2014 - 12:20 PM.

Mike D'Antoni is GARBAGE.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 12:20 PM

About Kobe's 81, he wasn't aggressive throughout the first half. He was still passing and looking for his teammates. Imagine if he was full Mamba Mode for the full game.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 12:23 PM

 

Kobe Bryant said he spoke to Carmelo Anthony after his 62-point game to congratulate him and say he can cool off today before facing Lakers.


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Posted January 26, 2014 - 01:12 PM

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 01:12 PM


he could've passed 81 if he remained in the game. there was still like 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter.


Lol

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Posted January 26, 2014 - 01:21 PM

He would've gotten 80+ had they've been down by 20. I'm pretty sure at that time if the Raptors were not up by 20 and it was a blow out, Phil would've sat Kobe.

 

Or else You could argue that Kobe would've had another 80+ point game vs the Mavericks.



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Posted January 26, 2014 - 01:41 PM

I don't think he would have got to 81 had he played the rest of the game.

His legs were shot and wasn't moving very well to start the fourth quarter. He might have reached 70 but not even sure he would have got that.




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