The New York Knicks once again let a sizable lead slip away from them on Wednesday night, but managed to pull out the 83-78 win over the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden.

The struggling Knicks at one point held a 23-point lead after going on a 19-0 run to start the second quarter. New York squandered that lead away in the second half when their defense eluded them again.  Amare Stoudemire was able to break a tie with two-and-a-half minutes left to play to put New York up for good.

Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 boards against the Bulls who are also struggling of late, especially in the offensive end.  Chicago was led by Mike Dunleavy Jr. with 20 points.

The win snaps the Knicks' two-game losing streak and beat the Bulls for the first time in their last seven attempts.

The now 6-15 New York Knicks will travel to Boston on Friday to face the Celtics, the team that beat them by 41-points on Sunday.