The Bucks dominated most of the game. The Bucks went on their first run of the game, an 8-0 push at the 12:00 mark in the 1st quarter, in a 3-minute span setting the score at 8-0. At the 8:13 mark in the 1st quarter, the Bucks went on an 8-0 run fueled by 5 points by Eric Bledsoe to set the score at 18-4.
Damyean Dotson missed a jump shot as the score was 29-23 to finish out the 1st quarter. At the 11:49 mark in the 2nd quarter, the Bucks went on a 10-0 run setting the score at 39-23. At the 6:25 mark in the 2nd quarter.
Bucks went on an 8-0 run setting the score at 51-33. Donte DiVincenzo led the Bucks 1 minute 8-0 push with 2:30 left in the 2nd quarter scoring 5 points and setting the score at 61-38. To close the 2nd quarter Antetokounmpo made his second free throw as the score was 65-40.
Allen missed a jump shot as the score was 108-76 to finish out the 3rd quarter. The Bucks took their foot off the pedal in the 4th quarter. The score was 128-102 at the end of the game after Allonzo Trier missed a jump shot.
Top performers for the Milwaukee Bucks: Dragan Bender broke his cold shooting slump with 7 rebounds. He has been underwhelming this season averaging only no rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 37 points (12-of-17 from the field) and 9 rebounds. Khris Middleton contributed 17 points (6-of-9 FG). Ersan Ilyasova contributed 14 points (6-of-10 FG) and 7 rebounds.
Notable players for the New-York Knicks: Kadeem Allen broke his cold shooting slump with 9 points (3-of-9 shooting) and 6 assists. He has been underwhelming this season averaging only 1 point. Julius Randle had 25 points (10-of-20 from the field) and 15 rebounds. Wayne Ellington Jr. had an underwhelming performance with 2 points (1-of-2 FG).
Bobby Portis had 20 points (8-of-14 shooting) and 8 rebounds. RJ Barrett Jr. contributed 22 points (6-of-15 FG), 8 rebounds and 5 threes made. Elfrid Payton Jr. contributed 5 assists. Both teams were at full strength today with no notable injuries.
In the head-to-head matchup between the teams this season, the Bucks won 2 out of 2 games. The Bucks will attempt to keep their momentum going having won 4 out of their last 5 games. The Knicks have won only one of their last 5 games.
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