2013-14 Top 5 Games: Carmelo Anthony
5. October 30, 2013: Opening Night at MSG -- The Knicks welcomed the Milwaukee Bucks to the World’s Most Famous Arena to tip things off. New York was cruising early on against the visiting Bucks, leading by as many as 25 at one point. But Milwaukee staged a furious second half comeback that was thwarted when Anthony knocked down a pair of late baskets to close out a 90-83 triumph. Melo finished with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds.
4. November 8, 2013: Knicks 101, Bobcats 91 -- The Knicks had suffered a tough loss to the Bobcats three nights prior and were seeking redemption. Ironically, the game also featured the head coaching debut of Knicks’ legend Patrick Ewing for Charlotte. Ewing was filling in for current head coach Steve Clifford after he underwent heart surgery. But on this night, the stage belonged to Anthony. The All-Star scored 28 points and grabbed nine boards to help the Knicks end a three-game skid in a 101-91 victory.
3. December 11, 2013: Knicks 83, Bulls 78 -- The first time these two teams met during the season, it was Derrick Rose breaking the hearts of Knicks fans everywhere with a last second bucket to help Chicago squeak out a one-point victory. In the second clash between these rivals, Rose was not in Bulls’ lineup due to injury and that allowed Anthony to take advantage. Melo paced the Knicks scoring attack with a 30-point, 10 rebound effort as New York avenged their early season defeat at Chicago with some payback at MSG.
2. December 14, 2013: Knicks 111, Hawks 106 -- After suffering a stunning loss to the Boston Celtics a night prior to their matchup with Atlanta, the Knicks were in need of a spark. Carmelo provided that spark and got plenty of support from the likes of Pablo Prigioni in a big win over visiting Atlanta. Anthony was part of an 11-0 run that turned a four point ballgame into a double-digit lead late in the final period. Melo finished with 35 points on 13-of-22 shooting.
1. January 24, 2014: Knicks 125, Bobcats 96 -- Without question the top performance of Melo’s season was his career night he had at The Garden against Charlotte. Shooting a sizzling 23-of-35 from the field, including 6-for-11 from downtown, Melo set a Knicks franchise, personal and Madison Square Garden record of 62 points as New York took down Charlotte in dominating fashion. Anthony also sank all 10 of his free throws and snagged 13 rebounds in the record-setting performance.
On The Court
Knicks City Dancers
Douglas Elliman Celebrity Row
Training Camp presented by SAP