Well, that kinda sucked. The Knicks' starters mostly played like stanky butt, particularly in the third quarter when the Bucks made a quick push to turn a four-point halftime deficit into a 20-point crater. The recently-maligned bench did a terrific job of getting the game back within reach, but in the end there was just too much shitty, listless basketball to overcome. Bucks 106, Knicks 91.
Kristaps Porzingis had his worst game in a while. His shots weren't falling at the outset, he didn't protect the ball (five turnovers) and he looked sluggish (as did most of his teammates). Still, he ended up with 12 points, seven rebounds, and several vintage Kristaps highlights:
REPLAY: @kevin_seraphin w/ the dime to @kporzee for the flush! #NYKvsMIL pic.twitter.com/cHGzp2OEdQ— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 6, 2015
Meanwhile, the Bucks managed to take Carmelo Anthony out of his game. Fouls that probably should have been called weren't, and that drove Melo to distraction, as it usually does. The Knicks also struggled to contain Michael Carter-Williams (game-high 20 points), which is kind of insane, since he is a long-limbed doofus who usually can't hit a jumper to save his life.
The Knicks are back below .500. Basketball is stupid. Recap to come.