5. 2009 NBA PLAYOFFS, GAME 4 OF THE CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS VS. DALLAS
41 points, 11 rebounds, 5 steals, Dallas wins 119-117
One game after hitting a miraculous winner in Dallas to put the Nuggets up 3-0, Anthony was one of the few from Denver to bring it in Game 4. This was a blood bath. Seven technical fouls. Multiple flagrant fouls. Even Anthony’s girlfriend was thought to be in danger in the stands. None of it mattered. In the final second, ‘Melo grabbed an defensive rebound and tried to get a shot off that would’ve tied it. Alas, there wasn’t enough time. Dallas must’ve breathed a sigh of relief because with the way Carmelo was shooting in this one, it would’ve been almost predictable had he hit a 90-footer.