Bucks still competing for playoff berth after beating KnicksWisconsin Sports
-- The Milwaukee Bucks moved to within one-and-a-half games of playoff contention with a 100-95 win over the New York Knicks yesterday at the Bradley Center.
MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks moved to within one-and-a-half games of playoff contention with a 100-95 win over the New York Knicks yesterday at the Bradley Center.
Carlos Delfino scored a career-high 30 points with 11 rebounds. Brandon Jennings fell one assist short of a triple-double with 14 points, 11 boards, and nine assists. Milwaukee got off to a rapid start, leading 32-to-9 after the first quarter. The Knicks scored 11 straight points in the second quarter and trailed by six at the half. Milwaukee led by three after the third quarter, and hung on from there. Amare Stoudemire had 25 points and 11 rebounds for New York, and Carmelo Anthony scored 23.
The Knicks have now lost five-of-six overall and four straight on the road. The Bucks have won two straight. They're 28-41, tied with Charlotte for ninth place in the Eastern Conference. Both are a game-and-a-half behind Indiana for the final East playoff spot. The Bucks' next game is on Wednesday night at home against Sacramento.