I know you wanna enter but I can't let you in
My mindstate's the maddest, I'm gone with the wind...
Carmelo Anthony has had plenty of accolades in his basketball career- gold medal, NCAA Championship, All-Star honors, being the catalyst to turning around a moribund franchise. But last night's game was arguably his greatest game ever. 45 points, 3 assists, and more inportantly 11 boards for a complete all-around game. With the Nugs down 12 at the gun to a woeful Wolves team, the game had all the making of a patented home letdown we've seen from this group the past five seasons.
Then Melo went Ice Man George Gervin and scored 33 points in the 3rd quarter. 24 straight points at one point that had the (ahem) 14 thousand plus in the crowd, Rocky, Nugs' announcers, and teammates all falling on themselves. I think Chris Marlowe hasn't been that excited since Karch Kiraly gave him a pair of day-glo orange shorts.
The game was indicative of a much improved Melo, the all-around version, the more mature version. We heard everyone's praises, but the 'W' is most important and Melo seems to realize that as well.