It was a good night if your name is Melo.
Just days after LaMelo Ball stole Carmelo Anthony’s iconic 3 at the dome celebration, the 18-year-old NBA veteran reminded the rookie that he can still stick with the NBA top flight.
In a Melo-Melo showdown at the Moda Center, Carmelo Anthony lost 29 points, a season-high, and had five interceptions on Monday night. It was Melo’s first career game with over five steals and over five steals.
â€œI like the way Melo sticks to it,â€ Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts said in his post-game interview. “He started off slow in the first half but ended up making a lot of plays in the first half. Obviously shooting in the second half really got us over the bump so I love him. always, no matter who he is, but when Melo can start it’s fun to watch. ”
Ball recorded 30 points, eight assists, six rebounds and four steals for the Hornets. But that was all the love between the rookie and the vet, who exchanged jerseys after the game.
Game recognition game.
The two NBA stars were also in love before giving the green light.
In the end, it was Carmelo Anthony and the Trail Blazers who took the 123-111 victory in Portland, but both Melos won the day on Monday night.