Carmelo Anthony Torches the Miami Heat for 50 Points (VIDEO)

by April 03, 2013

Being the only superstar on the floor last night in Miami, Carmelo Anthony delivered a scintillating performance by matching his career-high of 50 points (while shooting 18/26 from the field.) The Knicks won the season series 3-1 over the South Beach crew. Per the NY Post: “Anthony carried the Knicks to a 102-90 victory at AmericanAirlines Arena for their ninth straight victory — their longest winning streak since 1993-94. Anthony had 42 points after three quarters but needed a 19-footer with 16.9 seconds to reach the magical 50 that tied his career high. James had a great view from the bench — as Anthony sank 18 of 26 baskets, made 7 of 10 3-pointers and 7 of 8 free throws. ‘He was unbelievable,’ coach Mike Woodson said. ‘He refused to let us lose tonight. He wasn’t forcing anything. Some things come easy for a great player and tonight he did everything he was supposed to do to put us in position to win.’ It had a perfect ending, too. With a close game finally in hand, Anthony didn’t want the ball on the final possession, content with 48 and a victory. But his teammates wanted to make sure he got 50 on Miami. ‘I knew I was close, but they were telling me to come out and get the ball,’ Anthony said. ‘I was just trying to get the game over with. Ray [Felton] yelled at me and Tyson yelled at me, so I came out and got it.’ And hit it again, another swish. It was a night of swishes for Anthony, who seemed to be destined to do something special after Riley decided to rest their top two starters and point guard Mario Chalmers. Anthony said the basket felt as wide as the ocean — Miami Beach’s turquoise waters surely. ‘I felt it at the start of the game,’ Anthony said. “It’s just a feeling you have when you’re out on the court. Sometimes you get off to a good start and then you get cold later in the game, but tonight it wasn’t one of those cases.'”