Carmelo goes for 41 points as Knicks seal 11th straight win.
The New York Knicks exploded in the third quarter as they sealed a 101-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Garden on Friday night.
Having outscored the Bucks 42-21 in the third, the damage was done after a closely-fought first half as they eased to the win in the final quarter.
Carmelo Anthony (41) became only the second Knicks player to score 40 or more in three consecutive games, as he led the charge for his team, who now move to 49-26 for the season and 1.5 games ahead of rivals Indiana Pacers in the race for the second seed.
J.R. Smith finished with 30 points and 10 rebounds to add the spark off the bench, while Brandon Jennings led the Bucks with 25 points.
The Knicks appear to be putting together a run at the right time with the play-offs on the horizon, and with the injury list letting up, it all points toward a promising post season.
However, they know they still have work to do to seal second spot as they head to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder on Sunday while the Bucks take on the Toronto Raptors on Saturday.