The Knicks will try to win their 11th straight game when they take on a struggling Bucks team Friday night.
Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. Here are a few things to keep an eye on during the game:
THE AMAZING MELO: Can Carmelo keep this up?
Anthony’s been the hottest player in the NBA over the last two games. He’s scored 90 points on 66 percent shooting.
Anthony's been pretty good against the Bucks this season, too. He's averaged 27.0 points in the Knicks’ two wins over the Bucks -- just below his 28.1 season average -- but shot 40 percent (16 for 40).
A big night Friday may push Melo into first place in the race for the NBA scoring title. The All-Star forward enters play Friday 0.18 points behind Kevin Durant for first place.
Durant and Anthony will face off Sunday in Oklahoma City on ABC at 1 p.m.
Bernard King is the last Knick to win a scoring title. He did so in 1984-85.
K-MART OUT? Kenyon Martin is officially listed as questionable for Friday's game due to a sore right knee. He said on WFAN that he expects to sit out. If Martin sits, the onus to defend the rim falls on Tyson Chandler and Marcus Camby. Chandler has complained of stiffness in his neck after the last two games. He missed 10 games due to a bulging disk in his neck.
ELEVENTH HEAVEN: Reaching 11 straight wins could be a good harbinger for Mike Woodson’s club. The Knicks have previously won at least 11 straight games four times in franchise history. In three of those seasons they advanced to the NBA Finals, twice winning the title.
The last time they won at least 11 in a row was 1993-94.
New York hasn't trailed by more than eight points at any point during the streak. The club has also won each game by at least five points.
Can they keep it up on Friday?
The Knicks won 11 straight games by at least five points in 1993-94. They reached the NBA Finals that season.
Milwaukee, by the way, has lost nine of its last 13 games.
1972-73 TEAM IN THE HOUSE: The Knicks will honor the 40th anniversary of their last title team on Friday. All living members of the team are expected to be on hand, including Phil Jackson.
“I can’t say this enough,” Earl Monroe said. “This is very special.”
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