Epic Carnival | Where Sports and Pop Culture Collide: CARMELO ANTHONY ENTERS MY DREAMS


by wwtb?, Pacifist Viking

The Denver Nuggets have been in a heated battle to make the NBA playoffs: every game has mattered dearly to their playoff hopes. With that in mind, look at Carmelo Anthony's game logs to see his performances in the last four games:

19/24 (79%), 47 points
17/31 (55%), 38 points
13/17 (77%), 36 points
12/20 (60%), 25 points

With the season on the line, Anthony has gone on an absolute shooting tear. For the season, Anthony averages 26.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg, and 3.4 apg.He has no shot at MVP (nor, reasonably, should he); he probably won't make All-NBA first team. But man, you've got to appreciate a 26 ppg scorer that is shooting 66% when his team badly needs it.

If the Nuggets nab the #8 seed and get to play the New Orleans Hornets in the first round of the playoffs, we could see the most competitive #1-#8 matchup in a long time (last year's Dallas-Golden State matchup was actually not competitive). Just 7.5 games separate the Nuggets and Hornets in the standings (for comparison, 26 games currently separate the likely #8 seed from the #1 seed in the East), and can you see a matchup of a team with Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson, and Marcus Camby and a team with Chris Paul, Tyson Chandler, and David West being one-sided?

Tell you what, folks, you can keep the NCAA tournament. I'd rather have the best players in the world facing off against each other every night for a couple of months. It's going to be fun.

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