Carmelo Anthony set an All-Star Game record by sinking eight three-pointers on Sunday night. He also tied the New York Knicks franchise record for treys in a game last season, when he knocked down nine against the Atlanta Hawks. Three others have reached that mark for New York, including John Starks and Latrell Sprewell. The fourth player might surprise you.
John Starks (January 28, 1998)
Starks pushed his then-record eight threes in a game up to nine in a 1998 matchup against the Bucks. At the time, he was the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, but little did he know that it would be his last season in New York. Starks holds the Knicks franchise record for most three-pointers made with 982.
Latrell Sprewell (January 26, 2002 and February 4, 2003)
Despite attempting more than 2.1 threes per game in a season just two times in five years with the Knicks, Sprewell tied the record for three-pointers made in a game twice. The first was a 48-point performance where he shot 17-36 from the field and 9-14 from behind the arc, but he cleaned up his percentages much better the second time around, setting an NBA record for most threes made without a miss when he went 9-9 from downtown against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Toney Douglas (March 17, 2011)
The end of the 2011 season was a celebration of the arrival of Carmelo Anthony, but lost in the memories is the nine-trey performance by Douglas. Dressed in the St. Patty’s Day greens, Douglas led the Knicks to a win over the Memphis Grizzlies with 29-point performance. Nine of his ten made field goals came from behind the arc in what’s now known as the best game of his career.
Carmelo Anthony (January 27, 2013)
Melo tied the record while dropping 42 points on the Hawks in a home win last season. He shot 9-12 from behind the arc and 15-28 overall. After seeing him put a 62-spot on the Charlotte Bobcats earlier this season, the nine threes really aren’t all that exciting.