Carmelo Anthony Sets NY Knicks Record Wednesday Night vs. Orlando Magic

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Courtesy of NBA.com)

by Kyle S. Yeldell
NNPA Correspondent

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Courtesy of NBA.com)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony set a new franchise record as he led the New York Knicks in a 113-97 win against the Orlando Magic.

Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game, breaking Richie Guerin’s record, which was set during the 1961-62 season.

Teammate Amare Stoudemire was close to breaking the record during the 2010-11 season when he scored 20 points in 26 consecutive games. Stoudemire and Anthony combined for 35 points on 17-of-18 shooting from the field in the win Wednesday night.

The Knicks are currently the second-best team in the Eastern Conference with a 28-15 record, just 1.5 games behind the defending champion Miami Heat.