The Stat Line of the Night – 12/16/09 – Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo AnthonyThis isn’t the first time Carmelo Anthony has had “The Stat Line of the Night”, and here’s guessing it won’t be the last for this season.

Tracy McGrady played in his first game of the season for the Rockets, but Carmelo was still the story. McGrady played just 7 minutes and Anthony smoked him when T-Mac tried to cover him. T-Mac shouldn’t feel too bad — Anthony was smoking everyone on Wednesday night. He scored 38 points and got to the line 20 times. He made 19 of them. He also added 9 boards, 3 assists, a blocked shot and a steal. The result was a 111-101 win for the Nuggets over the Rockets.

That was the 3rd straight win for the Nuggets, who are now 19-7 and sitting comfortably atop the Northwest Division. The biggest reason is Anthony, who is leading the league in scoring and consistently putting up numbers like he did last night. And for the beat down on the Rockets, Carmelo Anthony has The Stat Line of the Night for 12/16/09.

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