The Milwaukee Bucks trailed by 17 points in the third quarter, but came storming back in a big way to defeat the New York Knicks 111-107 on Monday night. Early in the game, the Bucks were sloppy, committing 13 turnovers in the first 30 minutes of play. New York utilized Milwaukee’s hapless play to build a seemingly insurmountable lead. However, seven Bucks’ players ended up in double-figures on the back of late hot three-point shooting and aggressive rebounding.
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The New York Knicks Were Hot Early
The Milwaukee Bucks started the night ice cold from the floor once again. The New York Knicks were too, except for Jalen Brunson, who scored 18 of the Knicks’ 22 points in the fourth quarter. He went onto finish with a game-high 44 points on 15-30 shooting (4-10 from three) and was 10-10 from the line.
The Bench Came Alive Late
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a rather “down” night offensively, scoring 22 points on 6-15 shooting (1-3 from three; 9-12 from the line). He also had 10 rebounds and five assists. Unfortunately, most of the Bucks’ team could not make consistent baskets until the third quarter.
That being said, when Milwaukee faced a 17-point deficit, they did not give up. Rather, huge three pointers and play from bench players Joe Ingles and MarJon Beauchamp sparked the rest of the team. Additionally, Pat Connaughton’s gritty rebounding late in the game helped seal the win. In total, seven Bucks players finished in double-figures, including all five of their starters.
Notably, Jrue Holiday was able to help put the game away late with a huge step-back three point shot, a long two with a hand in his face, and two clutch free throws with under a minute remaining.
Grayson Allen iced the game with two free throws with 0.6 seconds remaining.
Box Score: Milwaukee Bucks
- Giannis Antetokounmpo: 22 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks
- Brook Lopez: 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, three blocks
- Jrue Holiday: 15 points, five rebounds, nine assists
- Pat Connaughton: 11 points, 11 rebounds, four assists
- Grayson Allen: 11 points, three rebounds, two steals
- Bobby Portis: 10 points, three rebounds
- Jevon Carter: 0 points, one rebound, one assist
- Joe Ingles: 17 points, three rebounds, five assists
- MarJon Beauchamp: Eight points, five rebounds, one assist
Box Score: New York Knicks
- Julius Randle: 25 points, 16 rebounds, five assists, two steals
- Mitchell Robinson: Two points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block
- Jalen Brunson: 44 points, seven rebounds, four assists
- Immanuel Quickley: 23 points, four rebounds
- Quentin Grimes: Four points, eight rebounds, one assist, two steals
- Obi Toppin: Three points, one steal
- Miles McBride: Three points, one assist
- Evan Fournier: Three points, one rebound, two assists
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