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Knicks 136, Bucks 134 (OT): Scenes from the Kevin Knox Show

Mudiay was the co-host

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That was a hell of a game. Down by as many as 16 points, at times, this game had the feel of another tank blowout. But damn, a huge run by a young group of Knicks forced overtime, and those same guys helped push the Knicks over the top in OT, resulting in a 136-134 victory.

First off, Kevin Knox! The kid looked leaps and bounds better than he has recently tonight. Hitting his open shots and driving the lane with gusto were the norm tonight, but maybe even more importantly, Knox was throwing himself on the floor for loose balls and keeping the ball moving to his teammates. So much for “soft,” right?

A new career-high for Knox tonight with 26 points (9-20 shooting, five 3-pointers) in 37 minutes off the bench — easily his best game as a pro. His teammates seemed to think so, too:

Emmanuel Mudiay balled out too! If it wasn’t for the unexpected Knoxplosion, Mudiay would’ve easily been the player of the game tonight. (He may have been the player of the game anyway.)

Mudiay had 28 points on 10-18 shooting (4-5 from 3!!!) and seven assists. The Knicks basically owe this win to him for how clutch he was in the fourth quarter and overtime. He finished in a variety of ways near the hoop, and his explosion from 3 was both unexpected and delightful.

In hockey style, Damyean Dotson was the third star of the night for the Knicks, dropping in 21 points on an extremely efficient 7-9 shooting (including 5-5 from 3!!!).

Dot had one of his better games of the season as well, with his usual brand of playing his role and letting things come to him.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Mario Hezonja’s “Porzingis injury revenge” dunk and step-over on Giannis to start the game, though that was about the long and the short of what Mario did tonight:

Frank Ntilikina was a DNP-CD tonight, but David Fizdale proclaimed him “not in a dungeon” during his postgame comments, so that’s a plus, I guess. And Frank seemed in good spirits:

Oh, and Noah Vonleh started the game off in positively Porzingis-like fashion, and played some amazing defense on Giannis throughout the game:

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MMiranda has your recap later to further break down this unexpected thriller. Go the Knicks!