Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 as the New York Knicks won their season-best sixth straight game by smacking the Milwaukee Bucks, 115-94 Saturday.
At the beginning of the month it seemed the Knicks were destined to a high lottery pick, but now their only three games behind Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
“The easiest thing to do is to start talking about next year at this point in time right now,” Anthony said. ” But the guys on the seem pretty confident about just staying focused right now, winning basketball games and try to make this push for the playoffs.”
The Knicks (27-40) shot 55 percent from the field and out-rebounded the Bucks 41-32.
It’s the first time since November 1969 that the Knicks have won six straight by double digits, according to Elias.
Nate Wolters led the Bucks (13-53) with 15 points.