Portland Trail Blazers

Carmelo Anthony passes Elvin Hayes to crack top-10 on the all-time scorers list

Carmelo Anthony's Hall of Fame resume has received another boost, with the 10-time All-Star moving into the top-10 on the all-time scoring list.

Anthony jumped Elvin Hayes on a made 3-pointer during the second quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers road game against the Atlanta Hawks. The play was vintage Melo, with the 36-year-old isolating Danilo Gallinari on the right wing before rising up and drilling the shot through contact.

Enjoying the moment, Anthony would acknowledge the limited crowd by raising both arms in the air and slowly walking to the free-throw line. The 3-point make moved Anthony to 27,314 career points, with Moses Malone sitting in ninth on the list with 27,409.

Reaching the milestone once seemed unlikely, with the Houston Rockets waiving Anthony after just 10 games to begin the 2018-19 season. Spending a year on the outer, the Trail Blazers offered Anthony a career lifeline during the 2019-20 season. Coming into tonight, Anthony has averaged 14.5 points per game across 121 appearances with the franchise, providing added scoring punch to a high-powered offence.

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