The New York Knicks have given their fans more than their money's worth so far on this homestand.
The Knicks are enjoying their longest home win streak in three seasons and will try to make it seven in a row at Madison Square Garden on Friday night when they face a Los Angeles Clippers team playing without Blake Griffin.
New York (22-22) can cap a three-game homestand by continuing its longest run at the Garden since winning its last 10 there in 2012-13. The Knicks have given their fans plenty of drama, winning 119-113 in double overtime over Philadelphia on Monday and needing one extra session to win 118-111 over Utah on Wednesday.
"I thought a level of grit and mental toughness is required to persevere in those situations," coach Derek Fisher said. "I thought our guys, kind of regardless of what happened, kept playing and found ways to make the necessary plays to win."
Carmelo Anthony had 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds against the Jazz.
The superstar passed Larry Bird on the all-time scoring list and needs 21 points Friday to move into 30th place ahead of Gary Payton.
"It's an honor just to be on that list and to know the great work that Larry Bird put in throughout his career," Anthony said. "I'm still going, I'm having fun with this game of basketball, I've got a long way to go and I feel like the team is helping me, I'm helping them, I feel like we've got something good going for us."
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