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Jan 24, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Charlotte Bobcats power forward Anthony Tolliver (43) defends against New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) in the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Bobcats at Knicks final score: Carmelo Anthony drops 62, New York rolls 125-96


Carmelo Anthony poured in a New York Knicks’ team record 62 points as the Knicks rolled past the Charlotte Bobcats 125-96 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York Friday night.

Anthony had 56 points and the Knicks had 35-point lead by the time the third quarter came to a close.

Anthony shot 23-of-35 from the field, six-of-11 from beyond the arc, hit all 10 of his free throw attempts and still managed to pull down 13 rebounds.

Anthony broke Bernard King’s team record of 60 points that he set on Christmas Day in 1984 and Los Angeles Lakers’ guard Kobe Bryant’s Madison Square Garden record of 61 points that he set in 2009.

J.R. Smith added 14 points on five-of-nine shooting and grabbed four rebounds while Raymond Felton scored 11 points and dished out five assists and Tim Hardaway, Jr. added 10 points.

Amar’e Stoudemire missed the game with a sprained left ankle.

Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with 25 points and nine rebounds and Chris Douglas-Roberts added 14 points.

The Knicks are now 16-27 and the Bobcats are 19-26.

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