Both teams lacking their defensive anchors in Tyson Chandler and Andrew Bogut, defense was apparently not on the menu for the Knicks and Bucks. For once though, it did not seem to matter for Scott Skiles' team. A trio consisting of Mike Dunleavy, Brandon Jennings and--of course-- Ersan Ilyasova each scored over 25 points, becoming the second group of 3 NBA teammates this season to accomplish that feat. Despite an 18-4 run from New York to make a seemingly comfortable game uncomfortable (not to mention a 5 second violation in the waning seconds of the game) the Knicks could not capitalize and the Bucks held on.
Notes: Brew Hoop: Drew Gooden: Overpaid And Underappreciated / Mirror Online: Brandon Jennings can relate to Jeremy Lin's path to the NBA / Mirror Online: Linsanity arrives in Milwaukee / Bucksketball: Ersan Ilyasova will grab that offensive rebound, don't worry about it / FS: Knicks' star power doesn't light up win column / JS: Novak finding his groove with Knicks