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Carmelo Anthony Calls Win in Toronto a ‘Big Morale Boost For Us’

Anthony helped the Blazers get an important win thanks to his game-winning shot.

Portland Trail Blazers v Toronto Raptors Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Carmelo Anthony sealed the Portland Trail Blazers’ comeback win over the Toronto Raptors with a game-winning pull-up jumpshot. Anthony talked about the meaning of the win for the team overall after the game:

“It was very important for us to come back the way that we did ... this is a big confidence booster for us, a big morale boost for us, especially going into the last game on this road trip where we have an opportunity to come out of this trip on the winning side.”

Anthony is a player no stranger to clutch moments. He reflected on his willingness to step up with the game on the line throughout his career:

“I will always embrace those moments, and love those moments. Whenever you get a chance to have a moment like that, you gotta take advantage of it. Throughout my career I’ve always been the guy who will take those shots, and [I’ve] made a ton of them and missed a lot of them as well. You just gotta be willing and step up to want to take it.”

You can hear Anthony’s full postgame comments below: