Mapping Carmelo Anthony’s 19,000-point milestone

Carmelo Anthony shook off a horrid shooting start and scored 26 points, leading the New York Knicks to their third straight victory, 107-97 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. (Photo: David Dow/NBAE/Getty)

On Thursday night, Carmelo Anthony became the 50th player in NBA history to net 19,000 career regular-season points, reaching and passing the milestone on a pair of free throws with 2:42 to go in the first quarter of a home matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

At 29 years and 246 days old, Anthony is the fifth-youngest player in NBA history to join club 19,000, according to Elias Sports Bureau. He was beaten to the mark by LeBron James (27 years and 111 days), Kobe Bryant (28 and 223), Michael Jordan (29 and 62) and Wilt Chamberlain (29 and 75).

Melo finished the game—New York’s fourth-straight victory—with 29 points on 8-of-17 shooting, pushing his career regular-season points total to 19,014 (49th all-time) and prompting us to wonder just where on the court all those many points have come. The infographic below offers a breakdown.

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