Knicks finish off Bucks 134-136 after OT
The Knicks survived against Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 33 points and 19 rebounds night and held off the Bucks, 136-134 after overtime.
Emmanuel Mudiay led the Knicks with 28 points after he went 4-5 from long distance, and made two crucial shots, one late in the fourth quarter when he tied the game to 124 with 24.5 seconds remaining on the clock, to send the game in the overtime, and another one in the decisive period, when he gave the Knicks a three point lead with less than three minutes on the clock.
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The Bucks set up the tone and gained double-digit leads several times throughout the game, leading by 13 points in the third and by 14 in the fourth quarter. The Knicks fought back every time and successfully nullified their lead whenever they tried. At the end, Brook Lopez missed a couple of free throws that could have sent the game into a second period of overtime as the Knicks marked the seventh win. And this one was against the #2 team in the league right now.
Kevin Knox shot with more confidence and scored 26 points off the bench, shooting 9-20 from the field and making five threes. Damyean Dotson added 21 points after going flawless from long distance with 5 from 5 and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 also. Noah Vonleh finished with 15 points and 5 rebounds but was fouled out in the extra period.
The Knicks are now 8-16 with a partial record of 4-3 in the last seven games.