Carmelo Anthony's 32 points and ten rebounds helped the New York Knicks to their biggest win thus far this season, a 111-107 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks to extend New York's lead to two-games over the Bucks for the final playoff spot in the East.

Monta Ellis matched Melo's performance with 35 points and 10 assists, backed by 22 points from Brandon Jennings.

In a game that offered the intensity of a playoff game, both teams struggled in the first half with possession and defense. The score was tied at 62-62 at the break with the team combining for 21 turnovers.

Tyson Chandler gave his usual double-double performance for the Knicks with 19 points and 11 boards. Iman Shumpert played solid 'D' and scored 16.

Milwaukee missed opportunities at the foul line, shooting just 15 of 24.

The Knicks (30-28) visit the Wizards on Friday night.