Knicks fall to Bucks as the Greek Freak dropped 32 points
- Updated: March 9, 2017
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Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup after missing the matchup against Orlando but the real star on the court was Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Greek Freak scored 22 of his total 32 points in the second half and collected 13 rebounds as he lead Milwaukee to a 104-93 win over New York.
With Latrell Sprewell sitting courtside next to the visitors’ bench, the Knicks started slow, trailed by 11 in the first and by 10 in the second quarter.
Then in the third act they made a comeback, tied the game, then went on a 11-0 run that gave them a 12 points lead. But in the last 3 and a half minutes they stopped scoring and allowed the Bucks to get back in charge.
The fourth quarter was all Bucks, the home team outscoring New York 28-20, pushing the Knicks closer to the lottery.
Derrick Rose led the Knicks with 26 points while Willy Hernangomez scored 13 and added 12 rebounds. Anthony finished with 16 buckets, Kristaps Porzingis had 13 and 8, including 3 blocks and Courtney Lee scored 12 and grabbed 7 boards.
The bench was highly unproductive as five players combined 13 points and 11 rebounds.
After lighting up the Knicks in Orlando, rookie Chasson Randle wasn’t played by Jeff Hornacek as he preferred Ron Baker who set a game low of -15.