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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Updated: April 16, 10:20 AM ET
Melo scorches, Knicks extend streak

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Carmelo Anthony has always been known as a scoring threat, but with the week he's having ... Melo's been much more than a threat -- the Knicks' star forward has been pretty much a guarantee. Anthony shot no less than 51.7 percent from the field, averaging 41.8 points in four games last week and becoming the first Knicks player with at least 40 points in three consecutive wins since Bernard King did it in the 1984-85 season. Oh, and don't forget about their 12-game winning streak, their longest since 1994.

The rest of the top five are a pair of Cardinals who cut down the nets in Atlanta and a couple of players who excelled in the batter's box. It was Luke Hancock's double-digit effort off the bench in wins over Wichita State and Michigan that gave Louisville the boost it needed to make the national championship game and then win it, but it was Rick Pitino who led the charge on the sideline. Multiple bats were smoking in the first week of the 2013 MLB season, but those of Chris Davis and Justin Upton did the most damage.

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2013 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman

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