Melo moves into 10th on NBA's all-time scoring list
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Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony moved into sole possession of 10th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list during Monday's matchup against the Atlanta Hawks.

The future Hall of Famer leapfrogged Elvin Hayes with a pull-up triple early in the second quarter and finished Monday's game with 14 points in 22 minutes of action as Portland fell 123-114 to Atlanta.

Anthony is now less than 100 points away from passing Moses Malone for ninth place on the league's scoring leaderboard. The 10-time All-Star moved past Tim Duncan, Dominique Wilkins, Oscar Robertson, and Hakeem Olajuwon earlier this season.

Rank Player Career Points
1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 38387
2 Karl Malone 36928
3 LeBron James 35318
4 Kobe Bryant 33643
5 Michael Jordan 32292
6 Dirk Nowitzki 31560
7 Wilt Chamberlain 31419
8 Shaquille O'Neal 28596
9 Moses Malone 27409
10 Carmelo Anthony 27318

"A couple of years ago, I ain't think I was gonna be in this moment. I was out of the league for whatever reason. I'm back. I persevered. I stayed strong. I stayed true to myself, and now I'm here in the top 10," Anthony said in his postgame locker room speech.

The 36-year-old entered Monday's contest averaging 13.6 per game on 42.1% shooting - including a career-high 40.3% mark from deep.

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