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Carmelo Anthony rises to No. 12 on NBA's all-time scoring list

Veteran forward passes Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, now trails Hakeem Olajuwon for 11th place.


Carmelo Anthony scored points No. 26,710 and 26,711 on this fade.

Carmelo Anthony’s resurgence in Portland has given him a chance to climb as high as 10th on the NBA’s all-time scoring list this season.

Tuesday night, he took his next step up the leaderboard, passing Hall of Fame point guard Oscar Robertson (26,710) for 12th in career scoring on a baseline fadeaway early in the fourth quarter. Anthony was fouled on the shot and made the free throw.

Anthony finished the game with a season-high 23 points, shooting 7-for-16 (5-of-9 from 3). He’s been struggling with his shot this season, averaging career-lows of 12.0 points on 37.6% shooting in 25.3 minutes, but has racked up 23.4 ppg across 1,144 games in his 17-year career.

Melo’s Run to the Top 10

13th: Oscar Robertson | 26,710 points (needed 12 points to pass)
12th: Carmelo Anthony | 26,722 points
11th: Hakeem Olajuwon | 26,946 points (225 points to pass)
10th: Elvin Hayes | 27,313 points, Carmelo (592 points to pass)