The Knicks made it close, but the Bucks showed they were the better team Friday night, as they pulled away and won the game 99-92.
One of the key reasons the Bucks paved their way to victory was the solid play of John Henson off the bench. Henson led all scorers with 22 points and finished with five rebounds, as well with three blocks. It was Henson’s first game back after missing the last few with a sore Achilles.
Giannis Antetokounmpo continued his strong surge to begin the season, as he scored 20 points. The Greek Freak has been averaging 21.3 points per game so far this season, and he continued his strong play Friday night.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in scoring on 6-16 shooting, tallying 17 total points.
It was a close game throughout, as the Knicks ended up tying it up at 81. However, Milwaukee went on to score the seven points and went ahead 95-86 on Khris Middleton’s three-point shot with 1:57 left. The Bucks never looked back.
One of the key reasons the Bucks won was limiting the Knicks on three point opportunities. In their first matchup 10 days ago, New York knocked down nine three pointers in route to a 25-point victory at the Bradley Center. However, last night, the Bucks were able to hold the Knicks to shoot only four three-pointers, something that showed drastically in the box score.
The Bucks now come back to Milwaukee to take on the Brooklyn Nets for the second time this season.
The Bucks are also holding a “Build The Future” tailgate party, which is a celebrating the passing of the new arena. The event starts at 2 pm and goes until 7 pm. It is outside the BMO Harris Bradley Center near 4th and Highland.