Phil Jackson, ’73 Team Return to the Garden as Knicks Win 11th Straight

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NEW YORK — On the same night that the Knicks won their 11th straight game behind yet another big night from Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson returned to Madison Square Garden  for a reunion with the rest of the 1973 world championship team.

It has been 40 years since the Knicks last won a title and Anthony is playing like he wants to end that drought. He dropped 41 points in a 101-83 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, and has now scored 131 points in his last three games, the most during a three-game stretch by an NBA player this season.

J.R. Smith added 30 points off the bench and Jason Kidd hit a high-arching three-quarter-court shot to end the third quarter.

“They’re a good team,” said Jackson, the owner of 11 championship rings as a coach.

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