The Milwaukee Bucks (18-10) get a matinee win at Madison Square Garden over the New York Knicks (12-15), 112-97.
The undermanned Knicks team made a couple runs in the first half, but this game never really felt in doubt as the Bucks pretty much controlled the game the whole way.
Khris Middleton led Milwaukee with 24 points, while grabbing eight rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes.
Giannis Antetokounmpo fell one rebound short of a triple-double. The Greek Freak scored 20 points, had 11 assists and nine rebounds. The 11 assists were a season high for Giannis. Would have been nice to see him get that triple-double at Madison Square Garden.
As I write this, the box score just added a 10th rebound for Giannis, but I have no idea where they found that extra one.
Bobby Portis (19), Rodney Hood (14), Jrue Holiday (13), Grayson Allen (12), and Pat Connaughton (10) rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Bucks.
Net Rtg: +15.9
It was a good win for the Bucks and a game they should have won against a team missing a few of their key players.
The Bucks will play on the road tomorrow at the TD Garden against the Boston Celtics (13-14) tomorrow, December 13th. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 PM (Central Time).