The current New York Knicks found a proper way to honor their elders.
With the franchise honoring the 1972-73 championship team on Friday night, the Knicks used a 42-point third quarter to take control in a 101-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Knicks last won 11 straight in 1993-94, when they made a run to the NBA Finals.
New York is six games up on the Brooklyn Nets with seven games left on the schedule.
MAGNIFICENT MELO: Anthony has scored an eye-popping 131 points in his past three games.
He had 50 on Tuesday against the Miami Heat and followed that up with 40 against the Atlanta Hawks.
He's the first Knick with at least 40 points in three straight games since Bernard King did it in 1984-85.
THRILLING THIRD: The Knicks trailed by nine at halftime, but then Anthony took over.
Perhaps inspired by the ceremony to honor the '72-'73 team, Anthony came out and scored 13 points in the first 4:41 of the third after scoring 12 in the first half.
The Knicks outscored the Bucks 42-21 in the third. They knocked down eight 3-pointers after missing 11 of 12 in the third. J.R. Smith had 12 in the quarter. Overall, Smith hit 11 of 22 shots.
Jason Kidd had five points, seven rebounds and two assists. The veteran hit a 70-footer at the end of the third to give the Knicks a 12 point lead entering the fourth.