On This Date: Ewing scores in double figures for the 214th consecutive game

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November 12, 1991: Ewing hits double figures in points for the 214th consecutive game

Patrick Ewing scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 98-96 win on the road against the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets. The game marked the 214th straight game (a Knick record) Ewing scored in double figures. The streak was ultimately broken the next game when Ewing was held to only 6 points.

The streak began on January 16, 1989 and covered almost 2.5 seasons. The streak represented Ewing’s consistency and is one of the reasons he will forever be one of the greatest Knicks. From the 1987-1988 season (age 25 season) through the 1996-1997 season (age 34 season), Ewing only missed 22 games and averaged 20 points per game each season.

The streak is more impressive in that the 2nd longest streak in team history is held by Walt “Clyde” Frazier at 124 games. Carmelo Anthony had 109 straight games of double figure points and Ewing had another streak of 106 straight games.

Due to free agency and the unpredictability of injuries in today’s NBA, I don’t know if any other Knick player will ever come close to breaking Ewing’s record.