New York Knicks Losing Streak Reaches 11 Against Milwaukee Bucks


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Different night, same result for the New York Knicks as they were blown out once again. This time it was at the hands of the upstart Milwaukee Bucks, who have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season. The Bucks are not an embarrassing loss as they were in past seasons, as they are a more than respectable 18-17 after the victory over the Knicks and sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. For the Knicks the disastrous season continues, as the latest loss leaves the Knicks with a jaw-dropping 5-31 record.

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Player of the Game: Quincy Acy

It was a pretty ugly performance overall for the whole Knicks’ team, but Acy gets the nod tonight not only for his final stats, but for providing the highlight of the night. Acy had a steal in the second quarter that he finished with a thunderous dunk, but not before dribbling the ball behind his back en route to the rim to finish over the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo.

On the night Acy gave his patented energy and effort that has endeared him to the Knicks faithful at Madison Square Garden, or at least the ones that are left. Tonight he finished the game with nine points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals for one of his best games of the season.

-Losing Streaks of Historical Proportions

There hasn’t been much to be happy about for the Knicks this season, as nothing has gone to plan. In the process the Knicks have been setting some dubious records, and getting close to others. The loss tonight ran their losing streak at home to 10 games, and 11 overall. The 11 overall losses are one shy of tying the Knicks franchise record that occurred in 1985 when the Knicks closed the season with 12 straight losses.

Things won’t be getting any easier for the Knicks, as they have the second game of a back-to-back Monday night, when they travel to take on the Memphis Grizzlies. They then have to play at Washington against the Wizards and host the Houston Rockets and Charlotte Hornets before traveling to London to take on the Milwaukee Bucks.

One thing to keep fans happy though is the last time they had a streak like this it resulted in the No.1 overall pick in the draft and Patrick Ewing. Could things repeat themselves in 2015 with the Knicks getting the top overall pick?

-Bombs Away

The Knicks trailed for much of the night, and it resulted in them launching three-pointer after three-pointer tonight. The results were mixed, as they started the game well going 8-16, but finished the game only 1-9. J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway Jr. led the way with three makes apiece. The duo also led the team in scoring tonight, as Smith scored 15 and Hardaway Jr. scored 17.

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-Dominated in the Paint

The Knicks are extremely shorthanded currently, and it shows in the box score. With Cole Aldrich and Jason Smith being the only true bigs on the team, the Knicks were beaten badly in the paint tonight. The Bucks dominated the rebounding and scoring in the paint departments, as they outrebounded the Knicks 48-36 and outscored them in the paint 46-36. Zaza Pachulia and Antetokounmpo led the way, pulling down 14 and 12 rebounds respectively. It was a team effort scoring wise like every night for the Bucks, as five players scored in double-figures, led by 17 from Brandon Knight.

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