When Carmelo Anthony holds the the ball, looks at the defender, then rises for a jumper, the result is almost always the same…koosh.
Melo scored 40 points, including the game-winning jumper over LeBron James, to lead the Nuggets to a thrilling 118-116 OT win over the Cavaliers in Cleveland Thursday night. The win ended the Cavs’ 13-game winning streak.
Melo and LeBron went back and forth late in regulation and in overtime, trading buckets and talking to each other. LeBron put up some crazy numbers–43 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists–but missed a wild 3-point attempt as time expired in overtime after slipping slightly. An NBA player hadn’t dropped at least 40, 10, and 15 since Pistol Pete in 1974.
Here are the highlights–enjoy them while you can.
Antawn Jamison told TNT’s Craig Sager he expects to play Friday night against the Bobcats in Charlotte.