When: October 29, 2009
What Happened: Back to back 40 point games to open 2009 - 10 season
A Denver Nugget hadn’t scored 40 in consecutive games since Michael Adams in 1991. Apparently Carmelo found this out the previous summer and couldn’t wait to right that wrong. In just the second game of the season, Melo lit up the Blazers for 41 mesmerizing points. Yet his focus didn’t wane at all the following game against Memphis, as he bit the Grizzlies with 42. Two games, two 40 point outbursts, two wins. Eventually he’d settle down, averaging ‘only’ 28 PPG that year, but this was as potent as Melo had ever been.