The Knicks dropped a back-and-forth game to the Bucks, 120-112 , in Milwaukee.
Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 26 points on 10-for-20 shooting, including four three pointers. Emmanuel Mudiay, who has been struggling, had a great game from the field with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go along with four assists.
Enes Kanter and Troy Williams also notched double-digit games in points with 16 and 18 respectively.
But the Knicks couldn't handle the tag team of Gianns Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, who had 28 points and 30 points in the game. Antetokounmpo added 10 rebounds as well for a double-double.
John Henson had 14 points, while Jabari Parker and Tyler Zeller had 12 points a piece.
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The only Knicks with the knack tonight were Hardaway, Mudiay, and Williams. Outside of that, they had another night of very little production from their backcourt.
Defensively, they could not stop anybody in the Bucks frontcourt, who were led by their franchise player, The Greek Freak, who dropped 28 points. Middleton wasn't missing much, scoring 30 on 11 of 16 from the field. The Bucks frontcourt combined for 96 of the team's 120 points.
The Knicks can't beat teams when they drop 120 points on them. They just aren't anywhere near good enough to do so.
Mudiay didn't stink up the box score tonight, scoring some points late to finish with 19. The Knicks have to get double digits every night from Mudiay, because that's what they fully hope and expect him to do next season. Mudiay's consistency is going to be something to monitor the rest of this lost season.
Williams is playing well enough here to earn himself at least consideration for being on this team next season. He's played hard, and is one of the more athletic guys on this team.
This tumultuous road trip finally ends as the Knicks are back home for five straight. It would be nice to see a couple home wins, and some pride the rest of the season. They have some breathing room between the 9th and 10th pick in the lottery, trailing the Hornets in the standings by four games.
The Knicks return home to face the Raptors on Sunday at 1 p.m.