New York, NY (Sports Network) - Carmelo Anthony continued his scorching play of late with 36 points, eight rebounds and six assists, as the New York Knicks won their 13th straight contest with a 120-99 rout of the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Anthony, who entered the action 0.09 points per game ahead of Kevin Durant for the lead in the NBA scoring race, shot 13-of-21 from the floor and 3-of-4 from behind the arc as the Knicks clinched their first Atlantic Division title since the 1993-94 season.
Iman Shumpert added 18 points on 7-of-10 from the field, while J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each netted 17 off the bench.
The Knicks matched a franchise record with 20 makes from 3-point range.
John Wall paced the Wizards with 33 points in the loss. Cartier Martin contributed 16 points off the bench as Washington dropped its third game in four tries.