Game Thread: New York Knicks Milwaukee Bucks (2014/11/18)


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BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee WISMSG8:00 PM EST

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Injury Report

New York Knicks
Milwaukee Bucks
Andrea Bargnani - Strained Right Hamstring (OUT)Damien Inglis - Post-surgery ? Right ankle (OUT)
Jose Calderon - Strained Right Calf (OUT)Johnny O?Bryant - Right knee sprain (OUT)
Iman Shumpert - Contused Right Hip (QEST)
Cleanthony Early - Injured Right Knee (OUT)

Today in Knicks history

November 18th, 1972Trailing Milwaukee 86-68 late in the fourth quarter, the Knicks run off 19 straight points in the game?s final 5:11 to defeat the Bucks 87-86 at MSG in perhaps the most famous regular season game in club history.

Recent meetings
March 15, 2014New York continued its streak of hot starts, posting 60 first half points to take a 60-42 lead into the break only to cruise in the second half to a easy 115-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden to extend its six-game winning streak. New York has averaged 63.0 points in the first half over its last three games. Carmelo Anthony led the team with 23 points and seven rebounds over 33 minutes. Tim Hardaway Jr. recorded 20 points on 8-12 shooting over 25 minutes. J.R. Smith and Amar?e Stoudemire each added 15 points each. Nate Wolters paced the Bucks with 15 points, three rebounds and two assists over 29 minutes. Ramon Sessions and Brandon Knight each added 14 points.
February 3, 2014After trailing for majority for the game, New York tied the game on a Carmelo Anthony triple with 0:19.4 second remaining in the game only to see Brandon Knight return the favor as he drilled a game-winning three-pointer with 0:1.4 seconds to propel the Milwaukee Bucks over the New York Knicks 101-98 at the BMO Bradley Center. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 36 points-17 points in the final quarter, five rebounds and three assists over 37 minutes. J.R. Smith posted 30 points-his first 30 point effort of the season- on 9-17 shooting over 39 minutes. No other Knick reached double-figures. Brandon Knight paced the Buck?s with 25 points and seven assists over 46 minutes. Khris Middleton added 19 points on 5-6 shooting from downtown over 25 minutes.


Supposedly Shump is going to play but I would prefer to see JR start the game tonight and play the bulk of the minutes.

Heard about Cleanthony, damn he's hardly played many minutes and he needs a scope.

The pundits had the Bucks as the 2nd worst team in the EC but they ain't been that bad.
Thanks for the great game thread.

Interesting game tonight. If we really have figured some system level things out, we should be able to handle Milwaukee, even on their home court. If Sunday was a fluke for us, they have played well enough this season to run us out of the building. Let's go Knicks!
Pre-game show opens with both JR and Shump being in the starting lineup. I like this idea. Try to get the players who have been playing the best on the floor. Remainder of starting lineup is Melo, Dalembert, and Larkin, so we will be once again going with a small lineup, at least to start.
Offense definitely seems to be clicking, even if a lot of our scoring has had to come off second efforts. Defense wasn't there as that 1st quarter went along though. Until we can consistently defend against the driving PGs, we will continue to allow other teams to outscore their averages against us
Our offense has stalled altogether and our defense can't keep us in the game. This is quickly turning into a formula to get blown out. Our ball movement remains good, but with our shooters having gone cold, we're not going to have a chance when they're getting easy points in the paint.


That does say something about our 2 most minute played players in the first half. Plus being down 17

Jabari Parker couldn't get out of first round in NCAA Tourny... But he out dueling Melo tonight.

Every loss helps tho! Don't Score for Okafor!


Melo and JR are still leading with the most minute played on the court ..Knicks down 26 pts.
I dont want anyone to ever mention Melo at PF .. Dally jumping for the defensive rebound against 3 Bucks players.
It wont be long before Dally catch the Tyson Chandler blues .. we playing a 3 guard offense with Melo at PF, poor Dally n Stat
Nothing change ..Woodson