The New York Knicks (9-4) are in Milwaukee for a Wednesday matchup against the Bucks, and the matchup presents a stark contrast in styles (and successes). The Knicks have a superstar scorer in Carmelo Anthony, they operate at the slowest pace in the league and they destroy opponents by hitting over 40 percent of their threes.
The Bucks don't have an offensive star, but they play at the fastest pace in the NBA and get by with some effective offense executed on the run. Brandon Jennings typically plays well against the Knicks, as he channels his frustration that New York passed over him in the NBA Draft, but he is nursing a sore ankle. Will Milwaukee be able to dictate pace if Jennings is less than 100 percent?
Here's your injury update heading into the contest:
Jason Kidd did not travel to Milwaukee. Knicks are saying Kidd (back spasms) is day to day...but just not Wednesday. Ronnie Brewer will play— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) November 27, 2012
Here's a look back at the Power Rankings grid I provided earlier in the week. If you're wondering why the Knicks posted the highest offensive efficiency mark in the NBA through the first few weeks of the season, look no further than their three-point shooting. A league-leading 33% of their points come from three-point makes.