Anthony set Knicks record with 62 points


Posted at Jan 25 2014 05:17 PM | Updated as of Jan 26 2014 01:17 AM

New York forward Carmelo Anthony posted a Knicks' and Madison Square Garden record 62 points on Friday as his team toppled the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96.

Anthony landed 23 of 35 field goals with six three pointers and was 10 from 10 from the free throw line to post the highest single player tally since Kobe Bryant notched 65 points in 2007.

He topped Bryant's Madison Square Garden record of 61 points set five years ago and beat Bernard King's Knicks' record of 60 points.

"I was just taking it one possession at a time," Anthony told reporters. "I came into the game locked in. I didn't know I was going to have this type of performance. It's an unbelievable feeling.

"It's just a zone you get into sometimes. Only a certain group of people know what that zone feels like. Tonight was one of those zones. My team mates saw that.

"It didn't really sink in exactly what I did tonight. I know Bernard King is somewhere smiling at me right now." (Reporting by Ben Everill in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)