In the immediate aftermath of the Knicks tough 92-90 loss to the Bucks, Tim Hardaway Jr. didn't avoid questions or blame.
Hardaway endured a difficult night shooting, scoring just six points while shooting 1-14 from the field. One of the Knicks leaders, Hardaway Jr. was quick to take the full blame after the game.
"My shots weren't falling," Hardaway said, via Frank Isola of NY Daily News. "I put this on me. I put this one on my shoulders. I take all the blame for this."
On top of the poor shooting night from the field, Hardaway Jr. had two free throw attempts with 1:27 left and the game tied 90-90. Hardaway missed both and the Knicks wouldn't score another point.
"Knock those two down and it seems like everything will be behind you but that wasn't the case," Hardaway added. "We came up with the L."
The Knicks squandered chances to take control of the game late in the fourth quarter before Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a driving layup with 1.9 seconds left. Hardaway took, and missed, an off-balance three-pointer as time expired.
Hardaway and the Knicks are next in action on Sunday against the Hawks at noon.