On the night when Carmelo Anthony found out he won’t start in the All-Star Game for the first time since 2008-09 and that he failed to receive a starting vote from the media, the New York Knicks star set a franchise record with 25 points in the second quarter against the Washington Wizards. Anthony caught fire in the quarter, nailing 10 of 12 shots (and he missed one on a half-court heave at the end of a 24-second possession). Anthony, though, could not keep up his scorching hot play, finishing with 34 points and 10 rebounds but going just 2-of-12 the rest of the game in a 113-110 loss to Washington.
Michael C. Wright: Denver’s Nikola Jokic is the first Nuggets player to post 3 straight games with 25 points or more and 10 rebounds since Carmelo Anthony on March 15-18, 2010, per @ESPNStatsInfo. He had 35 and 12 against the Spurs.
This is the healthiest Wall, 26, has been in his NBA career. “By far,” he said. “Not even close.” Wall averages a career-high in points (22.9 per game), shooting percentage (46.4%), foul shooting percentage (82.1%), steals (2.2 per game) and his assists (10.1 per game and third-best in the NBA) are just below his career-high.