GIANNIS Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the game-winning basket capping a huge Milwaukee Bucks rally for a 105-104 win to send the slumping New York Knicks to their sixth straight loss on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).
New York was up 104-103 with eight seconds left in the game when Antetokounmpo received the inbound pass. The 6-11 point guard dribbled in the lane before taking a stepback 15-footer as time expired, capping the Bucks’ late rally.
The Knicks were up 87-73 at the start of the last period that set the stage to Milwaukee’s 32-17 scoring performance.
The Bucks have started the year right, winning all three games after the new year.
Reserve center Greg Monroe finished with 18 points and nine rebounds for the Bucks. Jabari Parker had 15 markers while rookie Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 12 points and eight assists.
Carmelo Anthony had 30 points, Derrick Rose and Mindaugas Kuzminskas added 15 points apiece for the Knicks who have lost nine of their last 10 games.