Throwback: Anthony scores 50 in Nuggets loss to Rockets

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Editor’s Note: Jamal Murray scored 48 points on Monday night against the Boston Celtics. He became the first player to score the most points in a game since February 7th, 2011 when Carmelo Anthony scored 50 points in a loss to the Houston Rockets.

The Rockets won 108-103 over the Nuggets on February 7th, 2011 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

With the win, the Rockets improved to 25-28. With the loss, the Nuggets fell to 30-22.

Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony takes a free throw against the Miami Heat

Carmelo Anthony takes a free throw against the Miami Heat (Getty Images)

Anthony scored a game-high — and at the time tied a career-high with 50 points. He also had 11 rebounds, one steal, and three blocks.

He also had 50 points against the New York Knicks on November 27th, 2009. The Nuggets won the game 128-125 at the Pepsi Center.

Anthony was one of three Denver players, who scored in double-figures. Ty Lawson had 19 points and Al Harrington contributed 10 points.

The Nuggets had 28 bench points. Lawson led the bench with his 19 points. He also had six rebounds and five assists.

Kevin Martin led the Rockets with 37 points. He also had four rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.

Martin was one of five Houston players, who scored in double-figures. Luis Scola added 25 points, while Chuck Hayes had 12 points. Kyle Lowry and Chase Budinger had 11 points each.

Budinger led the bench with 11 points. He also had four rebounds and two steals.

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