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Carmelo Anthony scores record 62 points as Knicks thrash Bobcats

Carmelo Anthony was obviously outscoring everyone on this night.
Carmelo Anthony was obviously outscoring everyone on this night.
Bleacher Report

Carmelo Anthony had the game of his life on the evening of Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, and it was one of the few brights spots in a so far lackluster season for the New York Knicks. Melo poured in 62 points which was a career-high for him, a franchise-record for the Knicks, and the most ever scored at the current Madison Square Garden as New York won 125-96 over the Charlotte Bobcats.

The win helped put an end to the Knicks' five-game losing streak.

Anthony made 23 of 35 shots on the night. That includes a shot from halfcourt that he hit to beat the halftime buzzer. After three quarter, Anthony had 56 points and only stayed in the game in the foruth quarter long enough to break Bernard King's Knicks record of 60 points.

During that time, he also beat Kobe Bryant's arena record of 61 points.

The Knicks ended up winning in a laugher, but Bleacher Report pointed out what was an unnecessary comparison graphic put up by the television broadcast.

The graphic was that of a "Player Matchup" and it showed up at the end of the third quarter as the Knicks led the Bobcats 101-66. In the graphic, Carmelo Anthony's game is compared to that of the Bobcat's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

At the time, Anthony had 56 points on 22-of-30 shooting with 10 rebounds. Kidd-Gilchrist had four points on 2-of-4 shooting with two rebounds.

Needless to say, but it wasn't anyone else's night but that of Carmelo Anthony.

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