Blazers’ Carmelo Anthony reacts to game-winner vs. Raptors
Carmelo Anthony of the Portland Trail Blazers claims that his one-dribble pull-up jumper is something that he works on every day. And against the Toronto Raptors, Anthony unleashed the shot which proved to be the game-winner.
Peep the post-game interview below as Anthony walked us through the play. The future Hall of Famer revealed that once he got the ball, the next mission was to go to his spot.
— NBA (@NBA) January 8, 2020
10 years ago, Carmelo Anthony actually unleashed the same move in a game-winner over the Raptors. He was still a member of the Denver Nuggets. Even then, the one-dribble pull up was already in his offensive arsenal.
Melo game-winner against Raptors: 2010 vs. 2020
Still clutch 10 years later 🕰 pic.twitter.com/MkqUozgbbQ
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Anthony had a game-high 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting from the field, 5-of-8 from deep, and 3-of-3 from the free-throw line. He also had seven rebounds, one assist, and two steals. The 35-year-old has proved once again that he deserves to be in the league. While he’s at the tail-end of his illustrious career, he can still be a very productive player.
In the first four games of the new decade, the Blazers have split it 2-2. It’s a noteworthy feat given that they ended 2019 on a four-game slump.
They currently sport a 16-22 record for 10th place in the West. It’s an unfamiliar sight for Blazers fans since their team has been a perennial playoff contender for the last six seasons. They even made it to the Western Conference Finals last year.
With Anthony in the roster, the Blazers are looking to bolster their chances for another postseason run. He’s a legend in this game. And players like him are capable of doing great things on any given night.