MIL 92, NYK 90: Kanter Rips Down 18 Boards in Narrow Defeat

February 3, 2018

 

In a game that featured 22 lead changes, the Bucks and Giannis Antetounmpo delivered the last blow in a 92-90 victory.  With the game locked at 88-88 and 2:38 remaining, Tim Hardaway Jr. drove baseline and dished to Kristaps Porzingis for the finish.  Antetounmpo answered on the other side of the floor with a layup to tie the game at 90-90.  After a missed attempt from Enes Kanter, the Bucks received the rock and Antetounmpo connected on a spinning, driving layup to push the home team on top by two.  Hardaway Jr.’s last second 3-point shot just missed and New York fell in the first meeting between the two teams this season.  Antetounmpo finished with a game-high 29 points for Milwaukee.

 

Knick of the Night:


For the third straight game, Kanter dominated the glass with 18 boards.  The big man also scored 17 points for his third consecutive contest with at least 17-17 since Bob McAdoo in 1977.  In 31 minutes, Kanter hit 8-of-13 shots from the floor.

 

Notables:


Porzingis posted 17 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Courtney Lee added 13 and Jarrett Jack dished out seven dimes.

 

Statistically Speaking:


New York pounded the glass by snatching 57 boards as opposed to the Bucks 36.  The road team also outscored Milwaukee 52-40 in the paint.

 

Next Up:


The Knicks return home from the two-game road trip.  On Sunday afternoon, New York will play host to Atlanta with all the action on MSG Network at 12 p.m. 

 

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