Last night, Carmelo Anthony treated fans to a special, special night. Scoring outbursts of that magnitude are pretty rare. Sure, Kevin Durant has been racking up 40-point games this season, and maybe once or twice a year, somebody hits 50 points (reminder: ‘Melo did it last season), but scoring 60 points is a rare, rare feat.
This was discussed on Twitter last night during Anthony’s explosion: the New York Knicks, even in their worst seasons, always come up with a way to make fun, celebratory nights. In the last decade, the Knicks have done more than their fair share of losing, but there are still plenty of great memories to hold onto in otherwise forgettable seasons. Here’s a look at some of the greatest moments in those lousy seasons.
Carmelo Anthony’s 62 Points vs. Charlotte Bobcats
We’ll start with the most obvious, of course. This has been a pretty lousy season for the Knicks, and for Anthony to explode like this, in the midst of team turmoil and rumors about his free agency, was pretty great. The roar of the Garden was terrific, and had ‘Melo not been so visibly tired, he probably would have gone for 70. It was so, so nice to get to watch him set the new MSG record, particularly washing away Kobe Bryant’s 61 points, the previous record. <3 u, Carmelo.