Milwaukee Bucks beat New York Knicks in NBA

The New York Knicks remained on four straight NBA regular season wins (against Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Toronto). But this great series ended Monday, at home, against the Milwaukee Bucks (111-107), third in the Eastern Conference. The Wisconsin franchise managed to win, after coming back from a 17-point deficit in the third quarter.

Tight until the last seconds

In the first period, New York had widened a first gap (47-39, 20th). The Knicks then kept their distance from Milwaukee, going so far as to lead 70-53 in the 31st minute. The New York franchise was able to count on Jalen Brunson, its leader, author of 44 points (15/30 in the shoot including 4/10 at three points), Monday. But that didn’t stop the Bucks from making a comeback.

In the last quarter, Milwaukee finally took the lead (82-81, 39th). The two teams then remained neck and neck until the buzzer. The visitors took cover on free throw series from Jrue Holiday and Grayson Allen. Giannis Antetokounmpo was the most prominent in the ranks of the Bucks, with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Fifteen minutes and three points for Fournier

The Milwaukee collective has been running at full speed, with seven players at least 10 points (including Brook Lopez and Joe Ingles at 17). On the Knicks side, Julius Randle scored 25 points and Immanuel Quickley, 23. Evan Fournier, the only Frenchman who walked the NBA floors on Monday, played 15 minutes and scored three points (1/4 in the shoot, only attempts three points) and delivered two assists.

After this game, the positions of both teams remain unchanged in the Eastern Conference standings. Milwaukee is third and New York seventh. The Bucks will play again Wednesday at the Atlanta Hawks, while the Knicks, the same day, will receive the Indiana Pacers.

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