Team USA crushed Nigeria Thursday, 156-73, setting numerous records in the process. Carmelo Anthony and the gang hit 29 of 46 three-pointers and 10 of those came from Carmelo Anthony. His record-setting 37 points came in just 14 minutes and change. As Marc Stein points out, that’s impressive.
If Melo kept up his 37 pts-in-14:29 pace for full 40 mins of an international game, that computes to 102 pts. For full 48-min NBA game? 122
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 3, 2012
Carmelo may have the ability to single-handedly ruin his own team, he’s also one of the best scorers on the planet. I mean, he basically scored 122 points on an NBA defense last night! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!