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Carmelo Anthony moves to 10th in all-time NBA scoring

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FILE —  Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers is held back by teammates CJ McCollum #3 and Enes Kanter #11 after Anthony made a three point basket against the Memphis Grizzlies during the fourth quarter at Moda Center on April 25, 2021 in Portland, Oregon.  Steph Chambers/Getty Images/AFP

Carmelo Anthony cracked the top 10 in all-time NBA scoring in style Monday.

The Portland Trail Blazers forward sank a 3-pointer while getting fouled early in the second quarter of a road game against the Atlanta Hawks, moving him past Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes on the career scoring list.

Anthony, who turns 37 later this month, completed the four-point play. He finished the night with 14 points, giving him 27,318 points in his 18-year career.

Hayes compiled 27,313 points in 16 seasons for the San Diego/Houston Rockets and the Baltimore/Washington Bullets.

Anthony, a 10-time All-Star, was the NBA’s scoring champion in 2012-13. He has averaged 23 points over 1,186 games for the Denver Nuggets (2003-04 to 2010-11), the New York Knicks (2010-11 to 2016-17), Oklahoma City Thunder (2017-18), Houston (2018-19) and Portland (2019-20 to 2020-21).

The Hawks beat the Trail Blazers 123-114 on Monday.

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