It was madness at MSG Sunday night as your New York Knicks stomped all over the Milwaukee Bucks, 130-110.
Yes, I’m referring to the same Bucks squad that has the NBA’s best regular-season record over the past two years. They got the crap kicked out of them...by the Knicks.
The Bucks are a big team, but their bigness was held in check by the frontcourt duo of Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson. Julius put up insane numbers — 29 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists — while thoroughly out-playing reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Mitch didn’t put up those kinds of numbers (9 points, 6 boards), but he was menacing in the painted area and threw down a dunk or two.
But this win also had much to do with the play of much-maligned point guard Elfrid Payton, who probably kept his job a while longer thanks to a magnificent 27-point, 7-assist effort.
Elf even hit all three of his attempts from behind the arc!
ELF FOR THREE AND HE NOW HAS 20 pic.twitter.com/gTR7CkEGQo— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) December 28, 2020
Frank Ntilikina took the backup PG minutes with Dennis Smith Jr. on the shelf with an injury. What did Frank do with the opportunity? He got buckets. Frank hit 4-4 from beyond the arc, including three triples in the fourth, the last of which elicited a “Bang!” from Mike Breen.
FRANK GETS A MIKE BREEN “BANG” pic.twitter.com/M17iVPQQLJ— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) December 28, 2020
What a win! Alex will have the recap. Savor this one folks.