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Rapid Recap: Bucks 124, Knicks 113

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Milwaukee’s clutch shooting down the stretch ices New York

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Despite some nerves, the Milwaukee Bucks were able to defeat the visiting New York Knicks, 124-113.

This game was new Bucks, then classic Bucks, then new Bucks, and vice versa. It kept going back-and-forth. Milwaukee built a massive lead thanks to hot 3-point shooting, with Khris Middleton contributing 19 points in the first half. However, the second half featured a collapse that saw the Knicks come allllllll the way back, thus returning painful memories from last season.

In the end, the Bucks would ride things out and earn a hard-earned victory. Clutch shooting down the stretch from Middleton and Bledsoe helped ice this one and Milwaukee start the season 3-0.

Giannis Antetokounmpo would lead the way for the Bucks, finishing with 31 points on the evening. Middleton was the featured act, tallying 30 of his own. Tim Hardaway, Jr. had 24 points for the Knicks.

Stat that Stood Out

Khris Middleton had an incredible game. He looked so fluent in the offense, going 11-of-14 from the floor and tallying 30 points. It really drives home how well Budenholzer is able to get him to his spots. However, while there were some pretty simple buckets, he also rode the Tough Shot Express at times.