The Bucks have found themselves a new lucky charm. Well, sort of. Milwaukee ended a six-game losing streak on Monday night by defeating the New York Knicks 101-98. It was the first time Giannis Antetokounmpo’s parents got to witness their son play in an NBA game. Below are the five plays that stood out:
1. First quarter, 7:45. Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer to put Milwaukee up 11-3 early in the game.
2. First quarter, 2:53. J.R. Smith made a three to put the Knicks up 15-13 after the Bucks got out to that 11-3 start. This forced a Milwaukee timeout.
3. Third quarter, 4:45. Larry Drew called a timeout here. This left the Bucks with just one remaining for the rest of the game.
4. Fourth quarter, 2:59. Larry Sanders picked up his sixth foul of the game and fouled out. Sanders picked up fouls on three straight possessions.
5. Fourth quarter, 2.3 seconds. Brandon Knight nailed a 3-pointer to put Milwaukee up 101-98 and give them the win after Carmelo Anthony missed a contested three at the buzzer.