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National Basketball Association
Milwaukee 112, New York 100
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials: #45 Brian Forte, #60 James Williams, #70 Phenizee Ransom
Attendance: 18027

Pat Connaughton hit a career-high seven 3-pointers Wednesday night, including three in a span of 95 seconds late in the fourth quarter to fuel a game-ending run as the visiting Milwaukee Bucks held off a furious comeback by the New York Knicks to earn a 112-100 win.

The Bucks, who squandered a 21-point lead in a 113-98 loss to the Knicks on Friday, led by 24 points in the third quarter Wednesday before New York rallied. Fueled almost entirely by reserves, the Knicks mounted a 40-16 run to tie the game at 89-89 on a 3-pointer by Immanuel Quickley with 5:06 left in the fourth quarter.

George Hill answered with a 3-pointer to give the Bucks the lead for good. The Knicks twice pulled within a point before Milwaukee, hanging on to a 98-94 lead, grabbed momentum after coach Mike Budenholzer challenged a foul call on Giannis Antetokounmpo with 2:53 left.

Upon review, the foul was changed to a block of a layup attempt by Obi Toppin. Antetokounmpo won the subsequent jump ball, and Connaughton drained a 3-pointer to begin the Bucks' decisive surge.

Connaughton finished with a game-high 23 points, one shy of his career-high set for the Portland Trail Blazers against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 18, 2017. The seven 3-pointers exceeded his previous best of six treys, established against the Indiana Pacers on March 22.

Antetokounmpo had 15 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists for the Bucks, who have won two straight. Jrue Holiday finished with 18 points while Bobby Portis (17 points) and Grayson Allen (15 points) also got into double digits.

Derrick Rose scored 22 points to lead the bench brigade for the Knicks, who played the final 14-plus minutes with Rose, Quickley, Taj Gibson, Alec Burks and Obi Toppin on the floor. Quickley had 18 points while Burks and Toppin finished with 14 points apiece. Julius Randle (16 points) was the only New York starter to reach double figures.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Milwaukee   New York
Pat Connaughton 23 Scoring Derrick Rose 22
Giannis Antetokounmpo 8 Assists Derrick Rose 7
Giannis Antetokounmpo 15 Rebounds Taj Gibson 9
Giannis Antetokounmpo 3 Free Throws Made Immanuel Quickley 4
George Hill 2 Steals Derrick Rose 3
Giannis Antetokounmpo 2 Blocks Alec Burks 3
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 112 44.4 26-50 6-9 29 50 4 4 15
New York 100 43.4 16-37 12-17 19 38 10 9 11
Upcoming Games
  • New York will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Knicks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Bucks have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .571 after a loss.