Good evening! The Knicks got on a plane after whooping the Nets last night and are now in Milwaukee, where they will play the Bucks. Again! New York's 1-1 against the Bucks this season, with a convincing win on opening night and a disappointing loss a week or so later. The Bucks were having a bit of a boom during that second game, and they've tailed off mightily since. They've lost 8 of their last 10, playing one of the league's least efficient defenses.
Can they beat the Knicks? Absolutely! New York did a fine job against struggling teams when the Sixers and Nets visited, and if they keep moving the ball, keep defending, and keep pushing during bench minutes, I think they can handle the Bucks the same way. If it's one of those nights the starters don't defend and the starters slog through their sets, some young and bouncy Bucks might live off easy baskets.
Milwaukee's backcourt is a bit depleted by injuries, and these are their starters tonight:
#Bucks starters tonight are: Mayo, Middleton, Giannis, Jabari and Monroe.— Aron Yohannes (@AronYohannes) December 6, 2015
We've got reason to believe the Knicks will handle their shit. I hope they do! Tip-off tonight is at 8:30 PM on MSG. This is your game thread. This is Brew Hoop. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the game thread. Please be kind and respectful to one another, and know when *not* to engage. Go the Knicks!