In the first game back from the All-Star Break, the Milwaukee Bucks took care of business and defeated the New York Knicks 134-101.
A 12-0 run halfway through the first quarter would provide the Bucks with a lead that they’d carry throughout the first period, led by ten points from Brook Lopez. Moving into the second quarter, Milwaukee groomed a 32-27 point advantage.
The momentum would remain in Milwaukee’s favor throughout the second quarter, with New York not being able to get much done at all. Come halftime, the hometown squad earned a 68-51 lead.
The Bucks would continue to pour it on in the third, with New York not getting anywhere relatively close to single digits. Come the final quarter of regulation, Milwaukee boasted a 97-78 advantage.
From there, the Bucks would simply be in cruise control. They’d dance across the finish line by putting the final touches on a massive 134-101 victory.
Stat That Stood Out
I’m going to go with Brook Lopez for this one. Was he the flashiest player on the night? No, but still. In a season where his performance hasn’t necessarily been on par with past seasons, he exhibited a positive impact in this one. He’d finish with a 14 point performance, and his ten point first quarter really aided the Bucks in capturing a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. His performance on the evening would result in a +26 RPM.