It seemed to be just another Friday night game at Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks were playing host to the Charlotte Bobcats. The Knicks were riding a five game losing streak and in need of a big win in front of the home crowd.
Carmelo Anthony got off to a great start and never looked back. Anthony started off the game on fire scoring 20 points in just the first quarter. Once his half court heave went in at the halftime horn to give him 37 in the first half, everyone just knew some special was about to happen. He ended up setting the Madison Square Garden record for most points in a game by recording 62 points on 23-of-35 from the field in only 39 minutes.
The previous record was held by Kobe Bryant who scored 61 points back on February 2, 2009.
The previous Knick record was held by Bernard King who had 60 points back on Christmas day in 1984.
When Sunday came around everyone was wondering how Melo would follow up his record breaking day. He did not disappoint at all dropping 35 points while the Knicks pulled out another win beating the Lakers 110-103.
Anthony now has scored 97 points in his past two games. Melo came six points short to tie the record that Bernard King holds for most points in two consecutive games in Knicks history.
The Knicks have three remaining games on their current eight game homestand. The Celtics will be in the Garden on Tuesday followed by the Cavs on Thursday and the Miami Heat on Saturday night to lead New York City into the Super Bowl the following night.