Carmelo Anthony 40pts vs LeBron James Triple Double 09/10 NBA *Exciting game!!

Carmelo Anthony 40pts vs LeBron James Triple Double 09/10 NBA *Exciting game!!

George Karl called being on the court his sanctuary. Carmelo Anthony answered his coach’s prayer.

Anthony scored 40 points, including the winning basket, and Denver overcame LeBron James’ monstrous night to end the Cavaliers’ 13-game winning streak with a 118-116 victory in overtime Thursday night in Karl’s first game since revealing he has neck and throat cancer.

“I think he’s happy,” Anthony said of his coach. “This boosted his spirit up a lot. In the back of our mind, we know his situation. We’re playing for him.”

James had his triple-double by the end of regulation, and became the first NBA player with at least 43 points, 13 rebounds, 15 assists, two steals and four blocks, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

James’ triple-double came in front of Oscar Robertson, who averaged a triple-double during the 1961-62 season. He was honored before the game along with Jerry West, James and Anthony as co-captains of U.S. Olympic gold medal basketball teams.

Robertson and West captained the Americans’ gold medal in 1960, while James and Anthony were the co-captains in 2008.

James is also the first player to have at least 40 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds in a game since Robertson had 42 points, 18 assists and 15 rebounds on Feb. 13, 1962.

“In that sense, it’s huge because of what he was able to do,” James said. “But in the sense of us losing the ball game, it means nothing.”

Anthony matched him shot for shot, hitting the winner on a deep jumper over an outstretched James with 1.9 seconds left.

“It’s finally me being on the other end I guess,” James said. “I’m so used to being on the other end making shots and looking at guys. It’s a great player and a great shot. If I got any closer, I was going to foul him. Big shot.”

Anthony jogged to the other end of the floor after hitting the shot, nodding his head and shouting to no one in particular as the Cavaliers called timeout.

“A lot of people got some good pictures out of that moment,” Anthony said. “I wanted the ball. I made the shot.”

Cleveland had a chance to win it at the buzzer, but James slipped while receiving the inbound pass and his 3-pointer rattled off the rim.

James, who played 47 minutes, missed his final four shots. Anthony, who played 48 minutes, made 7 of his last 8. Anthony and the Nuggets have now won 10 of 14 games against James and the Cavaliers since the two superstars entered the league.

“It was a great game to watch, but I’m not sure it will go on my coaching resume as very polished,” Karl said. “We probably should have won the game a little easier. We kept giving them chances and they kept taking advantage of them.”

Karl will likely miss some games and practices while undergoing a rigorous six-week treatment program of radiation and chemotherapy, but he accompanied the Nuggets on their two-game trip after deciding against taking time off now.

“I think I need the gym and I need the juice of being happy about kicking someone’s butt and preparing and watching video,” Karl said. “I felt very early it made no sense for me to separate from the team. … It’s going to be my sanctuary to do what I like to do and forget maybe the things that are always going to pop into your mind.”

50 Comments

  1. M DuB 13 on October 13, 2021 at 8:47 am

    @rizwhib lebron sucks but carmelo got swept in the first round of the playoffs

  2. PhytGODGaming on October 13, 2021 at 8:47 am

    @LeBron6ization Lebron cant beat him 1 on 1. stop buffin him.

  3. A D on October 13, 2021 at 8:49 am

    @weedman17ify melo and lebrons d is about the same.

  4. LeBron6ization on October 13, 2021 at 8:49 am

    THE KING is still better than MELO…

  5. cheesemonkey307 on October 13, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Lebron = Best player in the nba Carmelo = Best scorer in the nba along with Kevin durant

  6. lazerlazer on October 13, 2021 at 8:52 am

    @p4pking1804 100% and it’s total nonsense about Carmelo’s defensive ability. I’ve seen him swat away shots, etc. In this vid. you saw him take the ball away from James. James has one thing over "melo. Not strength or height but a larger body to stop. He is no where as athletic as Carmelo. You don’t see a 6’8" player handle the ball like he’s 6"2" like ‘Melo. Sorry!

  7. khalid720 on October 13, 2021 at 8:53 am

    I hate lebron but melo aint better he has a better shot but lbj plays wayyy better d

    I think melo is better on offense but lbj aint that far from him but lbj kills him on d

  8. PunkUAre on October 13, 2021 at 8:53 am

    @2kmasterful shut up….u are dum…and kevin durant is better 2

  9. RemyKingKen on October 13, 2021 at 8:54 am

    melo is the better scorer but lebron has better d. when it all comes down to it i rather have melo on my team cuz he can score in every quarter and he is tied for most pionts in a quater(including the 4th). meanwhile lebron has been able to get in the finals and blow it. only reason melo never made it wuz that he played in the west and when he got to the east he wasnt used to their play style or his new team

  10. VeRnSquad5611 on October 13, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Carmelo has the nicest jumper in the NBA, if you don’t count Ray ray

  11. Lebronfan1219 on October 13, 2021 at 8:54 am

    @beyondpretty16 what do u mean it doesn’t count larry bird’s 86 celtics beat jordan’s 86 bulls that night when jordan 63 points since jordan lost it dont count?

  12. realtalk300 on October 13, 2021 at 8:55 am

    @realtalk300 lebron does not finish when it counts the most

  13. Trevor Lin on October 13, 2021 at 8:55 am

    @FriendryAsian then you’re pretty stupid

  14. razor on October 13, 2021 at 8:55 am

    @breezoist lmaooo u damn right they would

  15. Kian Hui on October 13, 2021 at 8:59 am

    3:13 Melo : you can’t touch me bitch

  16. SSCUltimateAero77 on October 13, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Thumbs up if you agree with this:
    Cleveland LeBron>Miami LeBron

  17. ThaPrezidito on October 13, 2021 at 9:00 am

    point blank…they can’t guard each other…

  18. kevin j on October 13, 2021 at 9:01 am

    oak hill vs stvincent stmary part 2…melo wins the rematch too lol

  19. manakoebunz on October 13, 2021 at 9:01 am

    @LeBron6ization is the king of chokers!

  20. 29larron on October 13, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Now Melo can go back to whupping the King ass since he aint gon have no more superstar help!

  21. GottaBeTheShoes1 on October 13, 2021 at 9:05 am

    @rSeAvEy95 I agree, being that it’s a year later I now think that Wade, and Kobe are the best players in the league lol.

  22. Squad Debates on October 13, 2021 at 9:05 am

    I dont know of any player right now who can score 40+ with 15asts and 11Rebs, thats unbelieveable.

  23. FriendryAsian on October 13, 2021 at 9:05 am

    I’d take Kevin Durant or Carmello over Lebron any day

  24. IsaDRayM on October 13, 2021 at 9:06 am

    3:10 travel by carmelo, not lebron

  25. MrKing8050 on October 13, 2021 at 9:08 am

    @FutureKyuubiNaruto94 by the looks of it it will happen before KD, or Melo reach an NBA finals

  26. steven sutton on October 13, 2021 at 9:10 am

    @MrKing8050 watch

  27. MrKing8050 on October 13, 2021 at 9:12 am

    let me know when melo or KD at least get to the Nba finals

  28. Mhar Canedo on October 13, 2021 at 9:12 am

    "MELO" is still better than" THE KING"

  29. natikid90 on October 13, 2021 at 9:12 am

    @SSCUltimateAero77 Lebron james is not as good as a ball hadler as melo is I seen him get the ball stolen from him plenty of times whenever anybody gets in front of him, players just dn’t want to cuz lebron gets bullshit foul calls if u play good defense on him.

  30. VO5 on October 13, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Carmelo Anthony should have been the number 1 draft pick.

  31. Lrc Dlc on October 13, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Scary how LeBron almost made that buzzer point

  32. DCashBX on October 13, 2021 at 9:15 am

    @FriendryAsian I wouldn’t…Not only is LeBron a better playmaker than both of them…he’s a better defender too.

  33. ceballos brown on October 13, 2021 at 9:15 am

    but you see melo got put out 1st round doe and he cant play dfence he will never be better den lebron

  34. SSCUltimateAero77 on October 13, 2021 at 9:16 am

    LeBron over Melo anyday! Melo has a better shot and a better mid-range game but LeBron would kill Melo in basically everything else. LeBron can shoot the ball pretty well from the mid-range but he can drive to the basket better than any player in the league. You can’t stop him once he gets it going.

  35. A D on October 13, 2021 at 9:21 am

    @THExGOLDENxONEx24 actually since lebron and melo have been in the league which was 2003. Carmelo Anthony has more game winning shots then anyone. Since 2003 (including Kobe). Lebron has like 8. Carmelo has 15 or 16. Kobe has 1 or 2 less then Carmelo. Look it up.

  36. THExGOLDENxONEx24 on October 13, 2021 at 9:22 am

    Best finishers in the game number 1 Kobe 2 lebron

  37. 2010raquan on October 13, 2021 at 9:25 am

    @SSCUltimateAero77 no carmelo will kill lebron in offense cause dats what melo do. plus melo can pretty much score anytime he wants. the reason why he is not a scoring champ is because he doesnt have the ball like lebron because melo got billiups.

  38. King Oluwa on October 13, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Miami and Knicks will be the greatest rivalry of the next 6 years if everything goes right. Melo and Bron and Wade and Amar’e all in their prime against each other.

  39. THExGOLDENxONEx24 on October 13, 2021 at 9:27 am

    @realtalk300 yea

  40. dafd dafj on October 13, 2021 at 9:31 am

    wats that song at 6:56 – 7:05?

  41. LeBron6ization on October 13, 2021 at 9:34 am

    @manakoebunz ur just a dumbass hater so y don’t u just stfu….The King is awesum….n if u dont think he’s awesum then like I said just stfu!!!!!!

  42. razor on October 13, 2021 at 9:35 am

    @JmAckiN303 yeah and stats wise melo is better rite now so correct urself as in in clutch time they have a real stat with melo number 1 kobe 2 and fck every1 else below them

  43. steven sutton on October 13, 2021 at 9:36 am

    feels much more that 40

  44. Squad Debates on October 13, 2021 at 9:36 am

    @FriendryAsian melo dont play NO D

  45. Carla Rene on October 13, 2021 at 9:37 am

    MELO!!!!!!!!

  46. PunkUAre on October 13, 2021 at 9:38 am

    @2kmasterful well……..KD will get a MVP

  47. realtalk300 on October 13, 2021 at 9:38 am

    @darkinferno1219 lebron can’t finish when it mean the most

  48. realtalk300 on October 13, 2021 at 9:40 am

    @THExGOLDENxONEx24 did you see the nba finals

  49. doctorweston05 on October 13, 2021 at 9:40 am

    LeBron is a much better defender than melo. And LeBron is the all around better player

  50. PhytGODGaming on October 13, 2021 at 9:41 am

    How can you be better than som1 if your a better defender or rebounder or passer.??? individually you have to play each other 1 on 1 and test each others skill set to see who is better. Lebron is the better team player but individually i got melo. Melo would kill lebron 1 on 1. Where im from if you cant beat me 1v1 your not better than me enuff said..

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