After trading Zach Randolph and Jamal Crawford earlier in the afternoon, the Knicks could barely field a team Friday night at the BC, opening the door for the Bucks to roll to an easy 104-87 win at the BC. Coming off his 16 and 20 game in Utah, Andrew Bogut was again everywhere with 17 boards and 14 points (7/11 fg) in just 25 minutes while Charlie Villanueva returned from injury to score 20 (8/12 fg) in just 13 minutes. Ramon Sessions added his first double-double of the season with 15 points, 10 dimes, three steals and two turnovers.
The Bucks were once again dominant on the glass, outrebounding the Knicks 60-46 including 17-9 on the offensive end. Luc Mbah a Moute matched Bogut with six offensive rebounds and finished with eight points and 13 rebounds. Still, the Bucks allowed a double-digit lead early to shrink to just three at the half, before they finally put the Knicks away early in the third with a 7-0 run. The short-handed Knicks could only watch as the Bucks then extended the lead to 21 later in the period.
While the Bucks had no excuses not to throttle the Knicks, they did just that and allowed Scott Skiles the luxury of resting his starters in the fourth. Mbah a Moute led the Bucks with just 29 minutes, meaning the Bucks shouldn't be too tired when they take on the Bobcats in Charlotte tonight.