The Milwaukee Bucks (4-5) had a 21-point lead at one point in the first half and got outscored 57-35 in the second half in a 113-98 loss to the New York Knicks (6-3) inside the Fiserv Forum.
Outside of opening night against the Nets, the Bucks have played very poorly, especially in the second half of games, through nine games.
I’m not a Mike Budenholzer fan by any means, ultimately he deserves some blame, but I give him a pass with all of the injuries that the team has had to deal with. The players that suit up need to step up since all we’ve heard about is the depth of this team.
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 25 points, but was just 7-of-17 from the field, but did make 9-of-11 at the free throw line.
Grayson Allen scored 22 points on 8-of-12 from the field, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range. Allen surprisingly didn’t get a ton of burn in the second half.
Milwaukee better get things figured out fast.
The Bucks will play on the road against the Washington Wizards (6-3) on Sunday, November 7th. Tipoff is set for 5:00 PM (Central Time).