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Carmelo Anthony sets Knicks record with 30 straight 20-point games (VIDEO)

New York Knicks' forward Carmelo Anthony drives to the basket between Orlando Magic defenders in the third quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York

New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony drives to the basket between Orlando Magic defenders in the third quarter of their NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

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The Knicks are a charter member of the NBA, a franchise founded in 1946 that has always played in Madison Square Garden and always been at the heart of New York Basketball. When you set a Knicks franchise record, you are overcoming some real history.

Which is what Carmelo Anthony did Wednesday in the Knicks win over the Magic — it was Anthony’s 30th consecutive game with 20 or more points. He broke a record that had stood for 51 years. A record the great scorers the Knicks have had — Bernard King to name the most obvious — could not achieve.

Congratulations to him. ‘Melo is having the best, most complete season of his career and he deserves the plaudits coming his way.