MIL 92, NYK 90: Kanter Rips Down 18 Boards in Narrow Defeat
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.
Porzingis posted 17 points, seven rebounds, and two blocked shots. Courtney Lee added 13 and Jarrett Jack dished out seven dimes.
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.
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.