Vintage. That is how head coach Terry Stotts described the fourth-quarter performance of veteran forward Carmelo Anthony on Thursday.
With the game in the balance, Anthony took over.
The future Hall of Famer went off, scoring double-digits in the fourth quarter.
Shot after shot, Melo just couldn't miss.
He scored 17 of the Blazers 29 points in the fourth quarter, including what would end up being the game-winning free throws.
Anthony is averaging 12.5 points and 3.5 rebounds, both career lows, but much of that is due to playing the first year of his career coming off the bench instead of starting. He no longer has to shoulder the load like he has in the past, but he proved that when the Blazers need him to, he can still carry the weight.
Melo never lost it. He still has it, he picks and chooses when to show it off.
With Anthony going off, so did social media. Melo was trending and fans all around the NBA were loving what they were seeing from one of the most well-liked players in the entire NBA.