The Milwaukee Bucks (1-2) get embarrassed by the New York Knicks (1-2) at Madison Square Garden, 130-110.
It’s just the seventh time since the start of the 2017-18 season that the Bucks have lost by 20 or more points.
The Bucks were brutal on the defensive end of the court and were unable to get into any rhythm on the offensive end. Just an embarrassing effort all around by the Bucks tonight.
It was not the type of performance anyone was expecting after the dominating Christmas Day game and the Knicks losing their first two games big. But that’s why we play the games!
Milwaukee was 41-of-95 (43.2%) from the field, 7-for-38 (18.4%) from 3-point range and 21-for-29 (72.4%) from the free throw line.
New York was 46-for-85 (54.1%) from the field, 16-of-27 (59.3%) from 3-point range and 22-for-27 (81.5%) from the free throw line.
The Knicks had more rebounds (56-50) and more assists (27-24). The Bucks did win the turnover battle, committing 11 turnovers to New York’s 15.
Mike Budenholzer emptied the bench with seven minutes remaining, trailing 113-87.
The Milwaukee Bucks will play back-to-back games in Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday against the Miami Heat (1-1). Both games are at 6:30 PM (CT). Tuesday’s game will be televised nationally on TNT, while Wednesday’s game will be on NBATV.