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Milwaukee 128, New York 102
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Officials: #5 Kane Fitzgerald, #56 Mark Ayotte, #79 John Conley
Attendance: 17590

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 37 points in just 21 minutes Tuesday night for the host Milwaukee Bucks, who concluded their season-long dominance of the New York Knicks by cruising to a 128-102 victory.

The Bucks swept the three-game season series from the Knicks and never trailed in outscoring New York by total of 91 points (383-292).

The Bucks have won four in a row overall and nine of 10 to improve to an NBA-best 36-6. The Knicks, whose 11-30 record at the season's midway point is the third-worst mark in the league, have lost six of seven.

Antetokounmpo, who also had nine rebounds and four assists, is just the second player this season to score at least 30 points while playing fewer than 22 minutes. Paul George had 37 points in 20 minutes for the Los Angeles Clippers against the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 16.

Khris Middleton scored 17 points while Ersan Ilyasova had 14 points off the bench for the Bucks. Eric Bledsoe added 11 points.

Julius Randle (25 points, 15 rebounds) had a double-double for the Knicks. RJ Barrett scored 22 points, and Bobby Portis (20 points) and Kevin Knox II (10 points) each reached double digits off the bench.

Antetokounmpo and Middleton scored four points apiece in an 8-0 game-opening run for the Bucks. The Knicks missed their first five shots. Randle (eight points) and Mitchell Robinson (four points) combined to spark a 12-3 run for New York that closed Milwaukee's lead to 23-21.

But the Bucks mounted another big quarter-opening spurt in the second, when Antetokounmpo had five points in a 10-0 rush that extended the lead to 39-23.

The Knicks closed within 10 points a handful of times before Milwaukee opened its first 20-point lead by going on a 16-5 run that was capped by five straight points from Donte DiVincenzo. Antetokounmpo scored the final four points of the half as the hosts entered the locker room with a 65-40 lead.

Antetokounmpo scored five points in the first 1:47 of the second half as the Bucks opened up a 72-42 lead. They led by as many as 35 in the third and were on top 108-76 entering the fourth. The Knicks never got closer than 23 in the final period.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
New York   Milwaukee
Julius Randle 25 Scoring Giannis Antetokounmpo 37
Kadeem Allen 6 Assists Giannis Antetokounmpo 4
Julius Randle 15 Rebounds Giannis Antetokounmpo 9
RJ Barrett 5 Free Throws Made Giannis Antetokounmpo 10
Mitchell Robinson 2 Steals Ersan Ilyasova 1
Kadeem Allen 1 Blocks Donte DiVincenzo 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 102 35.3 11-37 19-26 26 49 3 7 11
Milwaukee 128 48.9 15-36 23-28 27 59 8 4 14
Upcoming Games
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Boston. The Bucks have a W/L % of .833 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Knicks have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .267 after a loss.