So this is pretty amazing guys.
There have been 178 streaks in NBA history of 40 + pts in a row. Wilt owns most of them, with many streaks lasting weeks.
However, Melo is the only player in NBA HISTORY t to have the following in such a streak:
Shoot 66 % or better from the field during streak.
Have a total of one turnover.
So yes, Melo’s two games were actually unprecedented in the history of the league.
A few players shot better (since 1990)
Consecutive games with 40 points or more and higher than Melo’s 66% from the field:
Lebron James 2006
Jordan – 1991 (3 games !!)
Jordan had two 40+ pt game streaks with one turnover, in 1998 and 1997, but shot a lower percentage than Melo.