Carmelo Anthony knows his role is dwindling with the Knicks during the end of the regular season.
After scoring just nine points in 29 minutes with the team, the veteran said he is “at peace” with the organization’s decision to allow younger players to get more court time.
“I see the writing on the wall. I see what it is,” Anthony said after the game Wednesday, via ESPN.com. “I see what they’re trying to do, and it’s just me accepting that. That’s what puts me at peace. Just knowing and understanding how things work. I’m at peace with that.”
Booker has been very good this season, averaging more than 20.9 points per game entering Friday night, but no one could have forseen this. Booker’s stats were prolific across the board. He hit 21-of-40 shots from the field, 4-of-11 from behind the arc, and 24-of-26 from the line.
To put Booker’s night in perspective, consider this. Only five other players have ever scored 70 or more points in an NBA game, and the feat had only been performed a total of 10 times before Friday.
Wilt Chamberlain holds the all-time single-season scoring record with 100 points in a 1962 game, and he eclipsed 70 points four other NBA Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping times. Kobe Bryant had the second-highest scoring game, with 81 points in 2006. David Thompson scored 73 in a 1978 game. David Robinson and Elgin Baylor each scored 71 in a game.
And now there’s Booker, the No. 13 overall New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys pick out of Kentucky in the 2015 draft. All of the aforementioned players are in the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame. Booker’s career has yet to play out, but no matter what he does the rest of the way, this night will rank at the top of his highlight reel, even in a loss.