Accomplishment: 37 Points, Shot 10-12 From Three
It’s hard to really put into words how amazing Carmelo Anthony played against Nigeria.
If you didn’t watch it live, you can’t quite understand how it feels to just know the ball was going to go in the basket every time it left his hands.
Players have hit that many three-pointers in a game before, but no one has ever done it at the rate Melo was hitting them against Nigeria.
In NBA history, four players have hit over 10 three-pointers in a game; Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall each have hit 12, and Dennis Scott and J.R. Smith have each hit 11. None of those players played less than 28 minutes during that game where they hit so many threes.
Remarkably, Melo only played 14-and-a-half minutes against Nigeria and still managed to knock down 10 three-pointers for a total of 37 points.
This point total was by far the most points ever scored by a single player on Team USA during the Olympics.
This was one of the most phenomenal games a basketball player has ever had. No one who watched that shooting display will ever forget it.