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Carmelo Anthony Drills Late Pull-up Jumper In Trail Blazers' Comeback Win Over Raptors

Carmelo Anthony produced a stellar display to help the Trail Blazers post a comeback win against the Raptors. Anthony registered 28 points and 7 rebounds.

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Carmelo Anthony rose up to the occasion on Monday night (Tuesday morning IST) to produce a stellar performance against the Toronto Raptors. In the dying seconds of the game with the Raptors leading at the Scotiabank Arena, Carmelo Anthony and Damian Lillard combined to post a massive comeback for the Trail Blazers. This is expected to boost Portland tremendously, following a win against the defending champions in their backyard.

 

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Watch: Carmelo Anthony's match-winning play against the Toronto Raptors

Trail Blazers vs Raptors highlights: Final minutes of the last quarter

With just over two minutes left in Q4, Toronto Raptors were leading Portland Trail Blazers 95-88. Carmelo Anthony and Damian Lillard rallied the hapless Trail Blazers for an epic comeback against the defending champions. Lillard initiated the move with a three-pointer before Anthony joined in with a three-pointer of his own. 

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With just seconds left on the clock, Lillard tied the score with another three-point field goal. Just when it looked like the game was heading for overtime, Carmelo Anthony popped up with a moment of brilliance. He received the ball from the CJ McCollum at the edge of the arc before driving through and drilled home a pull-up jumper. Raptors pushed for another offensive play the time ran out. Trail Blazers won the game 101-99.

Carmelo Anthony finished the game with a 28 points, 7 rebounds and an assist. Meanwhile, Damian Lillard chipped in with 20 points and 9 assists. Raptors' Kyle Lowry posted 24 points on the board, albeit in a narrow defeat. With the victory, the Trail Blazers move to 9th in the Western Conference standings with a 16-22 win-loss record. 

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Social media reactions to Carmelo Anthony's clutch moment

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