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Highlights from Carmelo Anthony’s red-hot, historic scoring streak (VIDEO)

Apr 6, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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 of those shots in his first 59 games.

He is making over 12 shots per game from that distance in that span. How hot is he? No player in the NBA averages more than six made field goals of 15-plus feet per game for the season.

It’s tough to stop someone who’s knocking down jumpers at this rate, and historically, you want guys getting midrange looks as opposed to getting to the rim for easy baskets, or shooting uncontested threes.

It’ll be interesting to see how much longer Anthony can keep this up, and even more interesting to see how teams scheme for him in the playoffs. For now, just enjoy the show.

  1. Sideline Mob - Apr 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Reblogged this on Sideline Mob.

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM

      thanks, I was worried, keep up the fabulous work.

  2. dysraw1 - Apr 6, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    bring the heat kid

    • fanofevilempire - Apr 6, 2013 at 7:07 PM

      Melo is balling like a mf’er!

  3. dls612 - Apr 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Here’s the deal, there’s no one other than maybe LeBron that can contain melo! other than that no one can match up with him! Teams allow the mix match and melo destroys them! Force the ball out of his hands and the Knicks are lost! Jr Smith will hurt more than help them, stay near Novak and Kidd around the three point range and they’re lost! Miami will most likely play the bucks which means no matter if the Knicks end up second or third seed it will be a very tough playoff series! So enjoy this meaningless win streak!

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 6, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      Then why has LeBron never guarded him for more than a couple of minutes in any game? Scared of foul trouble? Knows he cannot guard such precise footwork without getting embarrassed? Melo is unguardable. That butcher Battier gets away with so much hacking even while trying to deny him the ball, then fouls him almost every time Melo shoots on him, but rarely gets called for it. Just face it, he is unguardable. Say what you want about JR, but when he’s in attack mode, your foolish comments are invalid, and the doubles that Melo commands leads to open looks (either off the primary or secondary pass; for you imbecile haters who love quoting stats — a LeBron stan trait) for others.

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 6, 2013 at 3:37 PM

      But the Heat winning streak meant something. Got it.

      When the Knicks have beaten the Heat, the games didn’t matter. The lone game Miami defeated the Knicks (with ref help in the 2nd half), you fools wouldn’t shut up for a week.

      Heat “fan” logic.

      • dls612 - Apr 6, 2013 at 4:26 PM

        Here’s logic for ya Miami is only concerned about defending the title! The media hype that streak up! non stop talk! Title or some record being broken? U really think true heat fans cared about some streak! And for the record the bulls and buck and Boston among other teams owned us last season but , well u know! What u do in the playoffs is what counts!

      • fanofevilempire - Apr 6, 2013 at 7:12 PM

        why bother.
        I hope Knicks get a shot @ the heat, I want to beat the best.
        Some people go overboard about cheering for their team.
        I just want some good ball games.

      • miamatt - Apr 7, 2013 at 10:58 AM

        Hey, @Mr.Wright212, don’t lump all of us Heat fans together, that comment didn’t make any sense to me either. Or maybe you are making the fine distinction between Heat fans and Heat “fans”, and I (possibly) should take no offense…

        In any case, Carmelo has just been unconscious this week. What impresses me the most is how consistent his form on his jump shot is. His feet are always tight together, he gets straight up without straining, and he might just have the quickest release in basketball. Not only that, most of his shots are good ones; not a whole lot of jacking-up-every-shot-I-can going on these days with Anthony. Anybody who can read my handle knows I am no kinda Knicks fan, but when they are at their best the ball movement is beautiful to watch. It goes against my instincts as a Heat fan, but the Knicks should be a lot of fun to watch in the playoffs.

        I’m with @fanofevilempire, I want to see the best teams play, and a Heat-Knicks ECF would be great for basketball.

  4. nomorsacbball - Apr 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    ^^ what a hater ^^

    • dls612 - Apr 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Lol! I even gave u a thumbs up! For having the courage to use that line!

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Apr 6, 2013 at 3:32 PM

        Speaking facts makes one a hater? Then I’m the king of haters, then. You LeBron stans are beyond embarrassing as human beings, I swear.

  5. saint1997 - Apr 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Just when I thought KD may have sneaked the title of best scorer in the league…

  6. yousuxxors - Apr 6, 2013 at 11:19 PM

    a lot of fans lose sight of the game and forgot to appreciate other things besides their team.

  7. thenew013 - Apr 7, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    this man is on fiyaaaaaaaaaaa! this man is on fiiyaaaaaa. this man is on FIYAAAAAAAAA!

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