The Knicks were done in by the Bucks for the second straight game, as Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee to a 112-96 win on Thursday night. >> Box score
Things to know about Thursday's game
1) Yet again, Antetokounmpo was too much for the Knicks with 31 points on 10-of-21 shooting, 14 rebounds, eight assists, and four blocks on the night. He also made it to the charity stripe for 14 free throw attempts, while hitting 10 of them.
2) Speaking of Antetokounmpo, Enes Kanter was ejected in the fourth quarter after a heated argument with the Bucks' superstar. Kanter got in Antetokounmpo's face after a collision that resulted in no foul on the defensive end, and refs deemed it worthy of a double-technical while giving Antetokounmpo a technical for starting the incident in the first place. This whole situation came after Kanter sent out another cryptic tweet that suggested he wasn't in favor of his benching for C Luke Kornet
2) Kornet, though led all Knicks in scoring with 23 points on 8-of-17 shooting, which included 7-of-11 from beyond the arc. He also recorded three rebounds, five assists, and one block on the night. Fizdale should be giving him another nod in the starting five next game.
3) After getting a DNP on Tuesday, Frank Ntilikina was back on the floor for the Knicks, but he wasn't much of a producer. He totaled five points on 2-of-5 shooting with five boards and two assists over 20 minutes. Allonzo Trier also had a rough game, shooting 2-for-10 from the field for seven points with three rebounds and four assists.
4) Kevin Knox had a rough day shooting, going 4-of-15 and 1-of-6 from three-point land for a total 12 points on the night. He was also a minus-19 while on the floor.
5) Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Malcolm Brogden, and D.J. Wilson notched double-digit points as well for the Bucks. Middleton led this group with 25, and Lopez went 7-for-14 from the field including three three-pointers for 17 points.
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What's next: The Knicks stay on the road, and head further west to face Donovan Mitchell and the Jazz on Saturday at 8 p.m.