Portland Trail Blazers’ Carmelo Anthony moves into 10th place all-time in NBA scoring list
Carmelo Anthony has been zooming up the unequaled scoring list this season, and on Monday late evening during the Portland Trail Blazers’ 123-114 loss to the Atlanta Hawks he passed Elvin Hayes to move into 10th place.
From the get-go in the second quarter, Anthony controlled the ball on the wing and went to neutralize Danilo Gallinari. The veteran held his give over, which is a misstep against a particularly talented scorer, and Anthony made him pay by pulling up and draining 3 plus the foul.
“This moment is a little bit special,” Anthony said postgame. “The other moments was just coming, it was just fast. It was happening, you have a moment then it’s on to the next game, on to the next thing. Top 10 in anything of all-time is a special moment. I don’t want to take this moment for granted.”
Anthony got done with 14 focuses in the game and now has 27,318 for his career, which puts him less than 100 focuses away from Moses Malone at No. 9 on the rundown. With seven games left, Anthony has a genuine opportunity to pass Malone before the finish of the period. Alongside individual 2003 NBA Draftee LeBron James, Anthony is one of two dynamic parts in the best 10 record-breaking in scoring. Strangely, he’s the just one without a championship or MVP.
In any case, this is an remarkable accomplishment for Anthony, particularly thinking about that as a couple of years prior he was out of the league for almost a whole year after his disastrous stint with the Houston Rockets. Also, when he did at long last get a proposal from the Blazers, it was initially a non-guaranteed deal.
From that point forward, he’s reaffirmed that he has a place in the league and has given the Blazers a significant scoring boost off the bench this season. Coming into Monday night’s down against the Hawks, Anthony was averaging 16 focuses and shooting 50% from 3-point land over his last 11 outings.