Anthony ties NBA record with 33 third-quarter points
DENVER ” Carmelo Anthony matched the NBA record for points in a quarter with 33 in the third and finished with a season-high 45 points in the Denver Nuggets’ 116-105 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Anthony tied the NBA mark of 33 points set by San Antonio’s George Gervin in the second quarter against New Orleans on April 9, 1978. Anthony broke the franchise record of 32 set by David Thompson against Detroit, also on April 9, 1978.
“That was one of the greatest quarters I’ve ever been apart of,” Anthony said. “The most important thing is we won the game tonight.”