Knicks Snap Six Game Skid; Beat Bucks in Comeback Fashion


The New York Knicks were trying to end a nightmarish six game skid Friday night as they took on the Milwaukee Bucks for the second half of their home-and-home series.

The Knicks found themselves down 96-83 beginning the fourth quarter in an action filled game against the Bucks on ESPN.

The game began with shots firing from all cylinders with both teams pushing 30 points in the first quarter. Both teams would hit their first eight three pointers taken in the game.

Kristaps Porzingis and Giannis Antetokounmpo dueled in an epic game that had the BMO Harris Bradley Center rocking all night long.

Unfortunately for the home crowd, Milwaukee was unable to secure the victory down the stretch. The Knicks opened up the 4th quarter on a 12-0 run, cutting the Bucks lead to just one with a lot of time still on the clock.

This brought forth many questionable decisions by Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, who did not take a single timeout during the Knicks run that got them back into this game.

Kidd also made some interesting yet frustrating defensive assignments for Milwaukee, putting Jabari Parker on Carmelo Anthony in the final minutes of the game instead of Giannis, who had been frustrating Melo all night long. Melo hit the game changing three-pointer to give the Knicks a 112-111 lead which led to a 116-111 victory for New York.

The duos of Anthony/Porzingis and Antetokounmpo/Parker each combined for 50 points to highlight a back and forth thriller.

Up next: The Bucks (18-17) remain home for their next game on Sunday as they host the Wizards for the final time in the regular season. The Knicks (17-19) will head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Pacers in the second half of a back-to-back Saturday night.


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