Mar 8, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrates with power forward Amar'e Stoudemire (1) in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

The New York Knicks have shown some fight recently.

They have won three consecutive games as they try to climb the ladder in the Eastern Conference and get back into the postseason.

The biggest reason for their success has been the play of forward Carmelo Anthony, who is having another outstanding season. Anthony has been especially efficient, for him, as of late.

On Monday, the league awarded Anthony for his recent play, naming him the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Anthony led the Knicks to a 3-1 week behind averages of 29.0 points (third in the conference), 5.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.75 steals (fifth in the conference). Anthony also averaged the fourth-most minutes in the East, at 38.7 mpg. He connected on three-or-more three-point field goals in all four contests, and tallied three steals in three-of-four games. Anthony tallied 33 points and added five rebounds, five assists and three steals during the Knicks’ 118-106 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 5.

On the season, Anthony is avergaing 28.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.

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