Carmelo Anthony may be in the twilight of his career, but the 18-year veteran can still light up the scoreboard.
Anthony moved to No. 10 on the all-time scoring list on Monday night, passing Elvin Hayes with a three in the second quarter against the Hawks. Anthony is the second active player to sit in the top 10, joining fellow 2003 draft mate LeBron James.
Anthony has been one of the NBA’s premier scorers since his rookie season in 2003-04. He averaged 20-plus points per game 14 times, winning the scoring title with the Knicks in 2012-13. Anthony is currently averaging 13.6 points per game with the Blazers this season as he shoots a career-high 40.3 percent from three.
Perhaps Anthony’s scoring brilliance can help Portland avoid the play-in tournament in the Western Conference. The Blazers entered Monday night tied with the Lakers the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference.
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