Here are some notes as the New York Knicks (28-15) take on the Milwaukee Bucks (24-20) in NBA action at Madison Square Garden on Friday.
This will be the third of a five-game homestand for the Knicks, while also being the second of three meetings against the Bucks. New York is looking to extend a three-game winning streak against Milwaukee.
New York was paced by Carmelo Anthony’s 29.0 points and eight rebounds in one battle against Milwaukee. Steve Novak posted 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting (5-7 3P) in one game against the Bucks.
Anthony has been on fire for the Knicks, helping to lead New York to a 113-97 victory against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. Carmelo led all scorers with 20 points and seven boards and five assists over 39 minutes. That was Anthony’s 30th consecutive 20-point performance, which was a franchise best.
Knicks Milestone Watch:
Milestones that maybe achieved during the game against the Bucks are:
Amar’e Stoudemire needs six points for 14,000 for his NBA career
New York has always played pretty well on the first of February. In 1984 Bernard King recorded 50 points with seven rebounds, leading the Knicks to a 105-98 victory at Dallas. While in 1998, Larry Johnson recorded 35 points in an 89-83 national television victory over Miami at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks and Bucks are set to air on the MSG network, as tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.
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