Carmelo Anthony scored 27 points Wednesday as the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Los Angeles Lakers 114-90. Anthony grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +27 in his 27:28 of playing time. He tacked on one steal.
Advice: Anthony became one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history by playing mostly isolation ball, but coach Billy Donovan has asked him to become more of a catch-and-shoot scorer. It worked in this one - the 33-year-old forward made 10 of 15 shots overall and shot 4 of 6 on 3-pointers in one of his best performances of the season.
Carmelo Anthony lit up the Lakers for a game-high 27 points on Wednesday, going 10-of-15 from the field with four 3-pointers, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes.
Advice: Melo's altered role in OKC has led to some swings in his fantasy value, but he's settling in as a designated catch-and-shoot guy -- he was slumping from the field, so it was nice to see him find a groove tonight. He'll look to keep it going when the Thunder seek their fourth straight win vs. the visiting Cavs on Saturday.
Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points Monday on 7-of-19 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder topped the Sacramento Kings 95-88. Anthony grabbed nine rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +7 in his 31:46 of playing time. He added two blocks. Anthony went 4 of 11 from behind the arc.
Advice: Anthony reached 20 points for the first time in five games but continued to struggle with his shot. He's 15 for 52 (28.8 percent) from the field - including 6 for 24 from long range - in his last three games.
Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points in a 95-88 win over the Kings on Monday, hitting 7-of-19 shots and 2-of-2 free throws in 32 minutes.
Advice: If not for a big third quarter, this would've been a rough night -- he scored 15 of his 20 points in the third and didn't score again after that. He added nine rebounds, one assist, two blocks and four triples, but he's in a bit of a slump again, hitting just 15-of-52 from the field in his last three games. A matchup with the Lakers on Wednesday should get him going.
Carmelo Anthony scored seven points Saturday, going 3 of 14 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Charlotte Hornets 101-91. Anthony pulled down 10 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 33:29 of playing time. Anthony struggled from behind the arc, missing all five of his attempts.
Advice: Anthony was held under 10 points for just the fourth time this season and is 8 for 33 from the floor in the last two games.
Carmelo Anthony hit just 3-of-14 field-goal attempts to finish with seven points across 33 minutes in Saturday's 101-91 win at Charlotte.
Advice: 'Melo went 0-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, and he split his pair of free-throw tries. He was able to salvage the stat line with 10 rebounds and an assist, but he is in the midst of an awful slide right now. He is 8-of-33 (24.2 percent) from the field over the past two outings, and went without a triple for just the second time in the past 13 games. His scoring is nearly five points down per game than last season in New York, and roughly seven per outing off of his career numbers.
Carmelo Anthony finished with 15 points over 31 minutes in Wednesday's 104-88 loss at Minnesota, hitting just 5-of-19 from the floor.
Advice: It was an ugly stat line for 'Melo, as he added just one rebounds and no other contributions while turning it over twice and finishing with a minus-17 rating. He just kept jacking up shots, but it was like trying to drop a basketball into a soup can. He and his fantasy owners will look for better results on Saturday in Charlotte. Perhaps a few days off the court will do him some good.
Carmelo Anthony scored 15 points Wednesday on 5-of-19 shooting as the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-88. Anthony grabbed one rebound and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -17 in his 30:52 of playing time. Anthony went 2 of 8 from behind the arc.
Advice: Anthony had one of his worst shooting games of the season and didn't record an assist, steal or a block while grabbing just one rebound. This was about the worst 15-point performance a player could have.
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points Tuesday, going 8 of 17 from the field, as the Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 117-106. Anthony grabbed six rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 33:38 of playing time. He added two blocks and one steal. Anthony went 3 of 9 from behind the arc.