Carmelo Anthony's Latest Big Game Puts Him In Elite Company

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Last night marked the return of Amar’e Stoudemire for the Knicks. But it was Carmelo Anthony that stole the show with 45 points in the loss. It was ‘Melo’s second 45-point performance of the season.

It was also the ninth game of his 10-year career with at least 45 points. Only nine players have more such games in their career since the 1985-86 season. And only three active players (Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Vince Carter) have more career games with at least 45 points.

Here are the active players with at least four 45-point games…

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