New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson says his team are 'on pace' to win the NBA's Eastern Conference.
The Knicks, who have not claimed an NBA title since 1973, won their fifth game on the trot on Monday, toppling the Detroit Pistons 99-85 in front of their home fans at Madison Square Garden.
They have won 31 matches of a possible 45 this season and only just trail reigning champions Miami in the Eastern Conference standings.
"You set mini goals for your team. We have a big goal," Woodson said after the win.
"The big picture is to win an NBA title - that's first and foremost. But one of the goals was to win our division and host first round at home. We're on pace to do that but we just have to stay the course."
The form of Tyson Chandler has been pivotal in the Knicks' recent surge, with the big man posting 20 rebounds or more in three consecutive matches.
He became the first New York Knicks player to achieve the feat in 44 years and is showing why he was picked as an All-Star for the first time in his 12-year career.
"(When) you're an All-Star you need to start playing like it. The last thing you want is people questioning that and I agree," Chandler said.
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony paid tribute to Chandler for his record and his recent form.
"That's incredible," Anthony said.
"That's very hard to do. You have to take your hat off to Tyson for that effort."
Chandler, Anthony and the Knicks will continue their title push against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.