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rady
Dec 05, 2015, 15:26
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TIME


BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
MSG
8:30 PM EST




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Injury Report




New York Knicks

Milwaukee Bucks


No injuries to report
Damien Inglis - D-League assignment (OUT)


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Greivis Vasquez - Right ankle soreness (OUT)





Game Preview

New York opened 2015-16 in Milwaukee with what stands as its top scoring night, and it's heading back looking nearly as capable.

The Knicks visit the Bucks on Saturday night seeking a third straight win, while Milwaukee is out to avoid a third straight loss as both teams complete back-to-back sets.

A 42-point first quarter in Friday's 108-91 home win over Brooklyn continued New York's recent trend of getting off to impressive starts. It amounted to a 21-point first quarter lead, and the Knicks (10-10) have averaged a 17.0-point advantage after the first half in their last three games - though one of those was Sunday's 116-111 home overtime loss to Houston.

No one's going to confuse them for Golden State just yet, but the typically modest Knicks are averaging 102.7 points in regulation in their last three while shooting 48.2 percent overall following a three-game span on which they posted marks of 82.3 and 35.7.

"I thought the guys were very intent on playing together and really sharing the basketball and sending the message that they're capable of doing that," said coach Derek Fisher, whose team had a season-high 25 assists.

They built a 31-point lead in the third quarter with an impressive night from each of their top three scorers. Carmelo Anthony led the way with 28 points on 9-of-18 shooting, Kristaps Porzingis had 19 and Arron Afflalo scored 18 on 7 of 11. Anthony was coming off two poor efforts, but Porzingis is averaging 18.7 on 58.3 percent with 11.0 rebounds in three straight double-doubles, and Afflalo is at 20.7 points on 65.0 percent in his last three.

Jose Calderon had a season-high 10 assists, and it was the point guard who gained his coach's praise for a one-point effort.

"I remember thinking during the game that Jose was probably the best player on the floor tonight because he was OK with not having any points," Fisher said. "And I don't think it's a coincidence that we won the game in an easier fashion when you have a player only thinking about making his teammates better. The more guys we can have thinking that way, the game can get easier for us. We can win games in a more efficient fashion."

Milwaukee, meanwhile, has been a mess offensively as it heads into a three-game homestand.

The 63-point first half the Knicks are coming off of is exactly where Milwaukee (7-13) was until there was 7:23 remaining in Friday's 102-95 loss at Detroit. But that was an improvement over Wednesday's 95-70 loss in San Antonio when the Bucks were sitting on 59 points until the four-minute mark. They're averaging 85.8 points while shooting 41.3 percent in their last five games.

That was up to 44.8 against the Pistons, but Milwaukee was 4 of 18 from 3-point range and is connecting on 28.2 percent from outside in its last five, falling to 3-10 since opening the season 4-3.

"We can't keep coming up with empty possessions," coach Jason Kidd said.

It could be even more difficult to recover Saturday if Jerryd Bayless is out. The Bucks lost the point guard to an ankle sprain midway through the third quarter, resulting in more playing time for the struggling Michael Carter-Williams. Bayless missed the game against the Spurs but has started his last three with Tyler Ennis filling in against the Spurs.

The Bucks have won five of the last six in the series with this being the third meeting already this season. The Knicks won the opener 122-97 on Oct. 28 before Milwaukee won 99-92 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6. Anthony has been limited to 14.0 points and 31.3 percent shooting.

(nba.com)

jimkcchief88
Dec 05, 2015, 17:37
I will be posting from the game Mitches:) somebody tell me how to post pics from an Iphone??? I'M behind the bucket 2nd level across from the KNIcKs bench. Holla at ur boy!!!:)

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 18:03
I will be posting from the game Mitches:) somebody tell me how to post pics from an Iphone??? I'M behind the bucket 2nd level across from the KNIcKs bench. Holla at ur boy!!!:)

Enjoy the game, man.

I'm hoping we can carry forward the momentum from these last couple wins and get ourselves right back above 0.500. We're starting to get contributions from a lot of different players and if at least two out of Melo, Porzingis, and Afflalo can get it going most nights on the offensive end I think we have a good shot at playing around 0.500 ball for the rest of the season. Let's go Knicks!

jimkcchief88
Dec 05, 2015, 19:29
Star Wars night wow I'm in heaven:)

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 19:33
Star Wars night wow I'm in heaven:)

You and Robin Lopez both.

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 19:41
They don't have a PG? OJ playing the point.

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 19:48
These first few minutes Milwaukee looks like a team that's too talented to have lost 8 of their last ten.

Kiyaman
Dec 05, 2015, 19:55
The reason i dont like depending on perimeter shots in every play .. by all 5 players

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 19:59
They don't have a PG? OJ playing the point.

They have Michael Carter-Williams, but I guess they prefer a non-PG starting at the point than him.

Kiyaman
Dec 05, 2015, 20:02
All the Serafin & Zingis (lineup) fans time to stand up now lol

jimkcchief88
Dec 05, 2015, 20:03
Man it's hype as hell in here we are right in front of the bucks cheering section

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 20:05
They have Michael Carter-Williams, but I guess they prefer a non-PG starting at the point than him.
He's been a bust for them. Should have kept Knight.

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 20:06
U wearing a Knicks jersey?

jimkcchief88
Dec 05, 2015, 20:08
These refs are awful

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 20:09
Down 5 after the first quarter. Bucks are eating us up with their offensive rebounding.

jimkcchief88
Dec 05, 2015, 20:09
Of course look for me behind the KNIcKs bucket directly in front of the bucks boosters my whole family reppin KNIcKs on chiefs

Kiyaman
Dec 05, 2015, 20:11
They have Michael Carter-Williams, but I guess they prefer a non-PG starting at the point than him.

I didnt understand the reason the Bucks traded Brandon Knight last season on the trading deadline .. foolish move when u get back a tier-2 MCW in return to be the starter LMFAO!

Kiyaman
Dec 05, 2015, 20:13
I think Grant wil put it on MCW

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 20:23
These refs are awful
Been and Clyde said they're letting them play so ur going to see no calls. Just want to see them consistent.

jimkcchief88
Dec 05, 2015, 20:25
These refs are awful we at a bar in the arena watching better than at our seats Bucks fans wouldn't want to sit where we at then Captain save a hoe try to say we in wrong seats frontin fo some bitches *****

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 20:28
These refs are awful we at a bar in the arena watching better than at our seats Bucks fans wouldn't want to sit where we at then Captain save a hoe try to say we in wrong seats frontin fo some bitches *****
What!!! hope u get that squared away.

Kiyaman
Dec 05, 2015, 20:28
jumper jumper jumper jumper miss miss miss miss

jimkcchief88
Dec 05, 2015, 20:31
They are calling phantom calls on the Knicks homer refs in the house and the "brotha" is the worst um um um :(

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 20:32
Calderon actually looks like an NBA player lately. Defending and rebounding, I said him AA and Melo would have to have career years for them to make the playoffs maybe they don't have to play that well with kp6 way ahead of schedule.

jimkcchief88
Dec 05, 2015, 20:37
Yessir haters gonna hate ballers gonna ball

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 20:40
Down 4 at the half. Melo with a nice close to the 2nd quarter attacking the rim, finding Afflalo open by passing out of the double team, and getting a steal.

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 20:45
Wally said what I was thinking they can steal this game on the road. They have to avoid their usual terrible 4th qtr.

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 21:01
Not a good start with a horrible wide open 3 by Melo that didn't hit anything and the Bucks have a 13 pt lead.

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 21:01
Things have fallen apart for us in the 2nd half. Train wreck so far. Suddenly we are down by 18.

Kiyaman
Dec 05, 2015, 21:02
Why dont Fisher tell these guys to start shooting 10 or 15 foot jumpers .. 3 balls are not going to help us tie the game against a running Bucks team, we need to start shootin 50%

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 21:03
Where's Broadway to give us permission to complain about the officiating? If we were to do so, we would be right to complain about how this game is being called.

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 21:06
Fisher does the right thing and pulls all the starters from the game at once. Back to back three pointers from Derrick Williams get the lead back down to 14.

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 21:06
The Knicks collapsed went from a 4pt deficit to 20pts in no time.

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 21:09
The quality of the refs is definitely down from past years when you had the stalwarts that all retired.

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 21:17
2nd unit with a great effort in the back half of the 3rd quarter. They have trimmed the lead all the way back down to 10.

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 21:21
Down 12 going into the 4th quarter. Could be much worse though.

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 21:28
Jason Kidd has his crew well-trained in the flop. We are playing sloppy basketball and something tells me the return of our starters to the court is not going to help that.

htr10
Dec 05, 2015, 21:30
Both teams' players seem to have had their fill of this officiating crew. I expect more techs before the game is over.

tiger0330
Dec 05, 2015, 21:30
Mugged Lance on one end and Kp just leans on Henson and gets called, that's what u guys r complaining about.

jimkcchief88
Dec 05, 2015, 21:40
In person you really get to see how bad these zebras really are its an embarrassment to the league real talk