Carmelo Anthony scored 62 points and notched 13 rebounds to help the New York Knicks drub the Charlotte Bobcats, 125-96. The Knicks had no trouble knocking down shots in this one, going 50-90 (55.6%) from the field, including 14-27 (51.9%) from three-point range. This snaps a five-game losing streak for New York (16-27).
Anthony finished 23-35 from the field (6-11 on 3-pointers) and 10-10 from the free throw line, in a solid performance. Raymond Felton also chipped in for New York, finishing with 11 points and 5 assists. Al Jefferson had another strong performance for Charlotte despite the loss, scoring 25 points on 11-19 shooting from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line. He also tallied 9 rebounds. Jannero Pargo added 11 points and 8 assists.
Along with their eFG% of 63.3%, the Knicks connected at a rate of 51.9% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (5-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Bobcats are winless (0-4) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops Charlotte (19-26) to 2-2 versus New York on the season.
Coming up next, the Knicks square off with the Los Angeles Lakers, who are 16-28 on the year. The Bobcats match up against the Chicago Bulls, currently 21-20 this season. The Bobcats have fallen to Chicago the last two times they have met.