On Friday night, Carmelo Anthony scored a career high and franchise record 62 points at MSG to lead the New York Knicks past the visiting Charlotte Bobcats, 125-96.
“I was just in a zone tonight,” Melo said to an ESPN sideline reporter after the game. “Only a few players know what that’s like. It’s an unbelieveable feeling. I was just locked in tonight.”
He broke the MSG record set by Kobe Bryant’s 61 points set on February 2nd, 2009. Melo’s record night also eclipsed Bernard King’s 60 points in 1984, the team record set by a Knick player.
His 62 points also is the season high in the League, surpassing Kevin Durant’s 54 points on January 17th in a 127-121 win over the Golden State Warriors.
Anthony made 23 of 35 field goal attempts (six-of-11 on 3-pointers) and was a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe. He also grabbed 13 rebounds in 39 minutes and looked totally exhausted when he left the game with around six minutes left to play.
Al Jefferson scored a team high 25 points for Charlotte.
New York improved to 16-27 and ended a five game losing streak, the Bobcats dropped to 19-26.
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