Knicks Rise And Shine To Take Care Of Bucks In MSG Matinee

By Charlie Widdoes (Twitter)

KNICKS 115, BUCKS 94 | MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

How it Happened:

The Knicks took care of business again today, winning their sixth game in a row as their playoff push continues to gain steam. 

Against a Milwaukee team struggling to put things together, New York methodically picked the Bucks apart en route to an 115-94 victory that afforded most of the starters an entire fourth quarter to rest. 

After jumping out to a seven point lead to end the 1st quarter, the Knicks steadily maintained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way, with five players finishing with 14 or more points. Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 23 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. chipped in with 20 points in 25 electrifying minutes off the bench.

Knick of the Night:

J.R. Smith wins this honor because of his all-around impact on the win. He finished with 15 points in 23 minutes, but also led the team in rebounding with eight boards and tied for the team lead with four assists. 

Looking Ahead:

A "soft" part of the schedule came to an end today, with a matchup with the Indiana Pacers looming on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.


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