Carmelo Anthony Ties Bernard King‘s Mark
With his 41 point, 14 rebound effort against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 5th, Carmelo Anthony led the New York Knicks to their 11th straight win. By scoring 40+ points in his 3rd consecutive game, Anthony also tied a Knicks’ franchise mark set by Bernard King in 1984. Over this three-game stretch, Melo is shooting a ridiculous 64.2% from the floor and nearly 58% from beyond the arc. His scoring outburst has left him less than 0.2 points behind Kevin Durant for the NBA scoring title – more importantly, the Knicks are now just 1 victory away from their first 50-win season since 1999-2000.
(Thank you to Brett Pollakoff and ProBasketballTalk for the link to this Carmelo Anthony highlight reel.)
- Led By Carmelo’s 41, Knicks Win 11th Straight (knickswag.com)
- BREAKING NEWS: Carmelo Anthony ties Bernard King for Three Consecutive 40pt Games….Knicks Win 11th Straight (nysportsnutz.wordpress.com)
Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:
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The Knicks won their 11th straight game on Friday, but as hot as the team has ben during that stretch, Carmelo Anthony has managed to be even hotter.
Anthony poured in 41 points on 17-28 shooting in his most recent effort, to go along with 14 rebounds. In doing so, he tied a franchise record by scoring at least 40 points in three consecutive games, set by Bernard King back in 1984.
More impressive than just the points is the efficient manner in which Anthony is putting them up. He’s shooting better than 60 percent during the streak, becoming just the third player in the last 20 years to do so. And then there’s this, from ESPN Stats & Information (via TrueHoop):
Anthony is shooting 64 percent from at least 15 feet over his last three games, after making less than 40 percent…
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