Anthony accounted for 21 points (7-15 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes Tuesday in Oklahoma City's win over Atlanta. With Paul George out for most of the second half Tuesday in Atlanta due to a groin ailment, Anthony stepped up and provided a much-needed scoring punch. Anthony connected on five-of-seven attempts from beyond-the-arc in the second half and was a driving force behind the Thunder's huge third quarter. The scoring output has been inconsistent for Anthony in his first year with the Thunder, but he has proven that he can still pour it in. Those who have trusted Anthony with a roster spot this season are hoping for more of what we saw on Tuesday and less of what we have seen for most of this season.
Anthony scored 21 points (7-14 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding six rebounds, a steal and a block in 32 minutes during Monday's 106-101 win over the Kings. While it's good to see Anthony scoring in the 20s again, something he's done only twice in his last eight games, lighting it up against the rebuilding Kings isn't a particularly tough test. The 33-year-old is looking good from beyond the arc, though, shooting 44.4 percent (12-for-27) from three-point range over the last four contests, and the Thunder will need Melo to stay hot as they jockey for playoff seeding in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.
Anthony scored two points (1-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt) while adding seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 32 minutes during Saturday's 104-94 win over the Spurs. It's the second time in the last six games Anthony has scored in single digits, and he's averaging a miserable 11.8 points, 6.3 boards and 1.7 three-pointers over that stretch while shooting 33.3 percent from the floor and 30.3 percent from three-point range. The 33-year-old has been a major disappointment in OKC this season, and it seems unlikely that he'll be able to flip the switch over the final weeks of the regular season, even with the Thunder fighting for a playoff spot.
Anthony scored 11 points (4-11 FG, 3-7 3PT, 0-2 FT) to go with four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes during Thursday's 115-87 win against Phoenix. Despite sinking 3-of-7 three pointers, it only led to 11 points for Anthony on Thursday. Aside from this 23 points game on Tuesday, the forward has been quiet on offense as of late. In his last six games, he has averaged 13.8 points on 35.4 percent from the field. At this late stage of the regular season, the Oklahoma City big three is still not clicking on all cylinders. For Anthony, he has not adjusted to not being the leader of the offense since joining the Thunder. As a result, he is averaging career lows as a scorer in many categories.
Anthony scored 23 points (8-18 FG, 4-10 3PT, 3-4 FT) to go with four rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 122-112 loss to Houston. Since sinking seven three-pointers on February 22, Anthony only shot 4-of-19 from beyond the arc for 21.0 percent in his next four games. On Tuesday, the forward rebounded with a 4-of-10 performance from long range en route to 23 points. This season, Anthony has been solid from three-point range, sinking 35.0 percent of his 6.0 shots per game. Meanwhile, he is shooting a career-low 40.6 percent on a career-low 15.7 shots per game. In addition, he is averaging a career-low 17.0 points, which would be his first season ever with an average below 20 points. With the season coming to a close in the next month, it is fair to say that Anthony benefited the least from this three superstar experiment in Oklahoma City.
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