NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 20, and the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-94 on Saturday, giving them a season-high six straight victories as they prepare to welcome Phil Jackson back to the franchise.
Amare Stoudemire and J.R. Smith each scored 15 for the Knicks, who easily ended their daytime woes by pounding the team with the NBA's worst record.
New York began the day 3 ½ games behind Atlanta for the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference. But the playoff push has taken a backseat to the news that Jackson was coming in to run the Knicks' front office. The Knicks will introduce the 11-time champion as a coach at a news conference Tuesday morning.
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