Milwaukee Bucks' Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, left, defends against New York Knicks' J.R. Smith (8) during the first half.
Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points, tying a franchise record with this third straight 40-point game, and the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-83 on Friday night for their 11th straight victory.
Anthony, who had 50 points and 40 in his previous two games, equaled Bernard King's 1984-85 mark. New York matched the third-longest winning streak in franchise history.
J.R. Smith added 30 points for the Knicks, who used a huge third quarter to turn around the game after a lackluster first half on the night they honored their 1972-73 NBA championship team.
Brandon Jennings scored 25 points for the Bucks and JJ Reddick had 18.
After scoring just 36 points in the first half and trailing by nine, the Knicks poured in 42 in the third quarter, with Anthony scoring 18 and Jason Kidd ending the period with a 59-foot heave at the buzzer.
"We were a little dead in the first half," Anthony said.
Milwaukee led 57-48 after Jennings hit a jumper with 8:46 left in the third before the Knicks scored the next 16 points.
Anthony started the streak with a layup, free throw and short jumper. Smith followed with a 3-pointer and Anthony's long jumper with 6:25 to go gave New York a 58-57 lead, its first since late in the first quarter.
The streak continued with a 3-pointer from Smith and concluded with Anthony's 3-pointer with 4:47 left to put the Knicks ahead 64-57.
The Bucks finally scored on Jennings' layup with 4:26 left, but Raymond Felton hit a 3-pointer and Smith followed with two more as the Knicks ran off to a 78-66 lead after three quarters.
The Bucks got as close as 87-81 on Reddick's 3-pointer with 4:39 remaining in the game, but the Knicks scored the next 11 points and ended the game on a 14-2 run.
Milwaukee took its biggest lead of the game, 44-34, on Jennings' two free throws with 1:05 remaining in the second quarter.
The Knicks' 36 points at the half were the team's lowest since scoring 36 against the Bulls on Jan. 11.
The teams were tied at 19 after the first quarter, the Knicks' lowest total in the opening period since scoring 18 against Indiana on Feb. 20.
Felton finished with nine points for the Knicks, while Anthony (14), Smith (10) and Tyson Chandler (10) each recorded double-digit rebounds.
Monta Ellis added 11 points for the Bucks and Larry Sanders had 12 rebounds.