Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony led the United States to a close 98–88 victory over Australia on Wednesday evening, which had the internet buzzing.
Anthony finished with a game-high 31 points and eight rebounds, to go with an assist and two steals. He hit several key jumpers down the stretch, and finished 9-of-15 from three.
NBA players watching back at home reacted as Anthony drilled shot after shot in an unusually close Olympic contest.
MELO🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 10, 2016
Yea Ky...— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) August 11, 2016
Give the ball to Melo and get out the way— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) August 10, 2016
Team USA is now 3–0 in the preliminary round, and will play again on Friday evening against Serbia in the fourth of five games in group play.
– Kenny Ducey