Anthony stars in Knicks’ back-to-back wins

Carmelo Anthony scored 40 points in the Knicks’ win at Atlanta on Wednesday, one night after he scored 50 points in a victory at Miami.  Anthony became only the second NBA player in the last 25 years to score 40 or more points in road wins played on consecutive days.  Kobe Bryant did it in March 2007.

The only other Knicks player to score 40 or more points on consecutive days—whether at home or on the road, in wins or in losses—was Bernard King, who did it twice in 1984.

 

Kobe shows Nash-like skills

What surprised you the most about Kobe Bryant’s back-to-back 14-assist performances against the Jazz and Thunder over the weekend? How about this: Over the past 12 seasons, from 2000-2001 through 2011-2012, Steve Nash played 915 regular-season games, and in only one of those games did any of Nash’s teammates record as many as 14 assists. That was Boris Diaw in 2006, and it took a double-overtime shootout in which the Suns outlasted the Nets, 161-157. For the record, Nash himself has posted 153 games of 14 or more assists.

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