New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored 62 points in Friday's 125-96 win over the Charlotte Bobcats, setting a new Knicks record for most points in a game. The superstar forward had 56 points after three quarters, and he also grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds, before exiting the blowout for good around the seven-minute mark of the fourth quarter. Anthony converted 23-of-35 field goal attempts and went 6-for-11 from three-point range to easily surpass his previous career-best of 50 points in a game.
The previous Knicks record holder, Bernard King, scored 60 points in a Christmas Day loss to the New Jersey Nets in 1984. King, widely regarded as one of the best players in franchise history, was reportedly thrilled to see Anthony break the record.
In addition to breaking the single-game franchise scoring record, Anthony also set the mark for most points scored in a game at Madison Square Garden. The Lakers' Kobe Bryant, who previously held the record, memorably poured in 61 points against the Knicks in February of 2009.