In what was the home debut for Carmelo Anthony at the Moda Center, the 10-time All-Star had the most efficient shooting game of his career.
Carmelo Anthony shot 9-11 (81.8%) from the field tonight.- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 28, 2019
That's the highest field goal percentage in any of his 1,067 career games in which he took at least 2 shots. pic.twitter.com/8Sx7iYH45d
He finished with 19 points on 9-of-11 from the field, adding four rebounds and two assists. In 29 minutes of action, Anthony was a +27 in the Blazers' 17-point win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
0⃣0⃣ @carmeloanthony shoots 9-11 from the field en route to scoring 19 PTS in his @trailblazers home debut! #RipCity pic.twitter.com/ytGU2jRM6N- NBA (@NBA) November 28, 2019
He got a huge cheer when he was introduced as part of the starting line-up and later in the fourth quarter, the home crowd showered him with chants of 'Melo, Melo'.
"I'm just taking it one day at a time. Staying locked in. Appreciating an opportunity. Working hard & doing what I do best. I got a great group of guys that support me." @CarmeloAnthony talks to @BrookeOlzendam in tonight's @biofreeze Top Performance Review. pic.twitter.com/2IUmS9APW9- Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 28, 2019
Anthony's most efficient shooting performance comes after he had dropped a season-high 25 in the team's 23-point win in Chicago. In that win, Anthony passed Alex English for the 18th spot on the league's all-time scoring charts.
In today's win, all five starters scored in double figures for the Blazers, led by 27 from Damian Lillard and a 21-points, 16-rebound double-double from Hassan Whiteside.
The Blazers have now won consecutive games for just the second time this season - the first since the opening week of the campaign.