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The Bucks, given their lack of an interior game, are second to none at moving the ball. They are a tight, well oriented team that can work the rock to their advantage through crisp, calculated passing around the perimeter. A lot of their offense is predicated upon making the defense move.
Key to countering ball movement: the irrepressible combination of Chandler and Shump's collective defensive presence - communication, dedication and desire, and the effect that has had on others. Woodson's presence and approach have also contributed seamlessly since his ascension.
The Bucks most effective field goal % comes during the first 10 seconds of the shot clock. The reason being, that they play good transition basketball and are very comfortable with one another's off-ball tendencies.
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★As with our previous win at home against the Bucks, DEFENSE. The Buck Stops Here, as corny as it is, is equally as fitting.
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Landry Fields is just one of the many players who represent a key cog in the Knicks’ system, helping to power their engine. On a team full of offensive firepower, the Stanford grad has excelled by doing all the little things for the Knicks.
Fields is a fundamentally sound player who plays intelligent defense, can rebound the ball well, and even score when necessary. Only in his second season, he has already been called upon to guard the likes of Kobe Bryant and Ray Allen, in addition to some of the league’s other top talents.
His steady defensive play could ultimately be crucial when it comes time for the Knicks to contain other potent offensive opponents in potential playoff matchups. A versatile player in his own right, Fields has started at both the two and three positions this season, proving he can take on an array of challenges when it comes to locking down opposing players.
Fields’ solid play has continued to be recognized as he makes an impact in the Big Apple. In addition to being named a participant in the “Rising Stars Challenge” during NBA All-Star Weekend for the second year in a row, Fields also helped “Team New York” take home the winning prize in the “Haier Shooting Stars” competition as well.
Though he won’t score in bunches, Fields simply needs to knock down the occasional shot when his number is called. Quite the efficient player, he is shooting 47% from the field. His gritty determination is put on display every time he cuts to the basket in hopes of grabbing a rebound or perhaps better yet, when he is capitalizing on some sweet dimes from teammates to lay in an easy layup, or power home a two-hand slam.
Fields fits in perfectly with the Knicks because he’s the type of player who can consistently thrive without the ball in his hands. Even so, he too has stepped up in the absence of key players. Off to a strong start in April, Fields has seen an elevation of his numbers, averaging 11.6 points on 50% shooting so far this month.
With just ten games remaining in the season, it’s officially crunch time. The Knicks will surely value (and continue to reap the benefits of) Fields’ maturity and veteran-like actions on the court. His continuous contributions prove him to be an incredibly reliable player, making him an easy candidate to pace the team as an X-Factor down the stretch.
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With the season winding down, the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks both recognize the importance of their final meeting as they fight for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Trying to hold off the Bucks, the Knicks will look to prevent them from taking the season series when the teams meet Wednesday night in Milwaukee.
One game separates Milwaukee (28-29) from eighth-place New York (29-28) in the East. Neither team helped its cause its last time out, with the Bucks falling 109-89 to Oklahoma City on Monday and the Knicks losing 98-86 at Chicago on Tuesday.
While New York defeated Milwaukee 89-80 in the most recent meeting March 26, the Bucks won the first two and could capture the season series and the head-to-head tiebreaker with a victory Wednesday.
"It's a must win," New York's Carmelo Anthony said. "It's probably one of the biggest games of the season for us. We've got to be ready."
Milwaukee's loss to the Thunder on Monday snapped a four-game winning streak. The Bucks were outscored 35-18 in the first quarter and couldn't recover, trailing by as many as 28 points.
"For sure that's not going to happen Wednesday," Brandon Jennings said of the poor start.
Bucks coach Scott Skiles emphasized the importance of coming out quickly and playing with high energy Wednesday.
"Win or lose, are we playing like we understand the magnitude of the moment, and the type of energy we need to come out and compete?" Skiles said.
The Bucks are looking for a better defensive game than they had against the Thunder - the first opponent to score 100 points against them in seven games - particularly since points could be at a premium against New York's improved defense.
Milwaukee averaged 109.5 points in the first two meetings with the Knicks, with Jennings totaling 61 in those victories. He was held to 15 on 6-of-22 shooting in last month's loss, part of New York's 11-4 stretch under interim coach Mike Woodson.
The Knicks have held opponents to an average of 89.2 points in those games after yielding 96.5 before that. Monta Ellis said the Bucks plan to respond by pushing the pace.
"Really get out and run, don't let their defense set," Ellis said.
The Knicks couldn't defeat the Bulls for a second straight game after beating them 100-99 in overtime at home Sunday. In Chicago on Tuesday, they were outrebounded 51-33, giving up 18 offensive boards.
Anthony, who had 43 points in Sunday's victory, finished with 29 and Tyson Chandler added 10 points and 15 rebounds.
The Knicks have been effective at building early leads thanks to their defense lately, giving up an average of 42.4 points on 40.4 percent shooting in the first half under Woodson. The Bulls, however, turned the tables by holding New York to 10 points in the second quarter Tuesday.
Still playing without Jeremy Lin and Amare Stoudemire, the Knicks will try to urgently address their road woes. They've lost four of five and 10 of their last 13 on the road, also dropping four in a row in Milwaukee.
"We've got to leave it all on the floor," Chandler said.