Carmelo Anthony Sets New All-Star Game Record For Three-Pointers

02.16.14 4 years ago
Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

The stars on hand in New Orleans tonight were scoring in bundles of points so fast, it was hard to keep track of all the dunks and alley-oops. They set an All-Star record for the most points in the first half, but with all the high-flying hijinks, it was hard to notice another all-star game record. Carmelo Anthony made history tonight, even though a lot of people in the arena didn’t comprehend the moment when it happened.

All-Star game records are more difficult to remember than regular season and playoff records. It’s only a single weekend a year, so we forget. But Carmelo Anthony hit more three-pointers in the 63rd annual All-Star game than any player before him. He was 8-of-14 from deep on the night, besting the previous high of six. Mark Price hit six three-pointers in the first half of the 1993 iteration, which is still the record for a half. But with

Here’s Melo’s three-point shot chart from the record-breaking night:

Carmelo Anthony's 3-pointers in 2014 NBA All-Star Game

Carmelo Anthony’s 3-pointers in 2014 NBA All-Star Game (

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