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04-19-2014, 07:58 AM
10.31.13: CP3: 42 points (12/20), 15 assists, 6 steals, 2
12.22.13: Kevin Love: 45 points (15/23), 19 rebounds, 6 assists, 1
1.24.14: Carmelo Anthony: 62 points (23/35), 13 rebounds
2.22.14: Kevin Love: 37 points (11/20), 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal
3.3.14: LeBron James: 61 points (22/33), 7 rebounds, 5 assists
3.16.14: Anthony Davis: 40 points (14/22), 21 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 assists, 1
4.10.14: Timofey Mozgov: 23 points (10/15), 29 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 1 steal
4.14.14: Kevin Love: 40 points (11/24), 14 rebounds, 9 assists

Notably absent from the list: Kevin Durant He got more LOTNs than anybody, and more than is share of LOTWs, but when it came to the LOTM, he often lost out to Love, AD and Melo.

LeBron James is on the list, but he would have been absent as well as Anthony Davis actually won Line of the Month for March, but last year Stephen Curry's game was eliminated by Joakim Noah and a lot of people complained, and since it was the second highest point total of the season, I thought I would include it.

04-19-2014, 08:01 AM
any of KL's lines.

04-19-2014, 09:00 AM
it has to be Melo.
crazy that Mozgov has one and KD none.

04-19-2014, 10:34 AM
The LOTY candidates and their gamescores for their respective performances:

Carmelo: 50.6
LeBron: 49.5
Chris Paul: 42.3
Anthony Davis: 41.9
Kevin Love (45/19/6): 41
Kevin Love (37/12/10): 37.6
Kevin Love (40/14/9): 30.9
Timofey Mozgov: 30.4

04-19-2014, 11:01 AM
Not quite on the same level as these guys but definitely deserves some credit is michael carter-Williams debut.

First ever game against the reigning champs he drops 22 points, 12a, 7rbs and 9 steals pretty crazy

04-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Just for reference, the top GameScores this season.

1. Melo 1.24.14 - 50.6
2. LeBron 3.3.14 - 49.5
3. KD 1.17.14 - 44.3
4. CP3 12.14.13 - 42.5
5. CP3 10.31.13 - 42.3
6. LeBron 3.18.14 - 42.0
7. AD 3.16.14 - 41.9
8. Harden 3.22.14 - 41.3
9. Love 12.22.13 - 41.0
10. Brewer 4.11.14 - 40.8

Most made the poll.

I do agree that it's between Melo and Bron.

Edit: I see Frazier already posted this, kinda. Sorry.

04-19-2014, 11:51 AM
After looking at the context of both games a little, I'm going to give Lebron the slight edge here. Both guys put up historic performances at home against the Bobcats and both guys did so at a time when they were under some scrutiny. Anthony's Knicks had been getting crucified in the media for their atrocious play (and rightfully so), while Lebron had just been called out by Jordan that same week for his inability to drive to his left.

But I'm giving the edge to Lebron here for three reasons. First, I just love the "F U" mentality of Lebron crushing Jordan's Bobcats while constantly going to his left. That was a clinic on why not to call out great players, because it's going to lead to great performances against you. Secondly, the Knicks were playing at relative full strength and had the game won by halftime. The Heat were without Wade and had only a 6-point lead at halftime. In fact, 25 of Lebron's points game in the third quarter, which was the quarter that essentially gave them the win. Finally, the guy still managed to notch five assists, while Melo didn't get a single one. It's nice that even when he was chasing history, he still got his teammates involved.

04-19-2014, 12:01 PM
something worth noting is Lebron had two Turnovers while Melo had zero.
Lebron played 41 minutes while Melo played 39, two less.
Lebron was 9/12 from FT line and Melo was 10/10.
all small details but add up to me choosing Melo.

04-19-2014, 12:11 PM
I voted for Melo, for the record.