Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Knicks (48-26) who are playing host to the Milwaukee Bucks (36-38) in NBA action tonight at Madison Square Garden.
This will be the final of three meetings between these two teams and the final two games at MSG. New York is looking to extend a four-game winning streak against Milwaukee; as the Knicks are looking to sweep the season series versus the Bucks for the first time since the ’99-’00 season.
Carmelo Anthony led the way in two meetings against the Bucks with his 27.0 points and 8.0 rebounds. Amar’e Stoudemire recorded 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting and seven boards in one game against Milwaukee.
Melo Man on a Mission:
Carmelo Anthony recorded 40 points on 17-of-27 shooting and five rebounds in the April 3 victory over Atlanta. Anthony becomes the first Knicks player since Patrick Ewing in the 1989-90 season to have consecutive games of 40 or more points.
With their victory over the Hawks on Wednesday the Knicks were able to extend their winning streak to 10-games. This streak is the longest of the season, and the longest overall since the ’93-’94 season.
Other Knicks Notes:
This is the first time the Knicks have been 22-games over .500 since the end of the ’96-’97 season.
This Date in Knicks History:
1947: New York wins their first playoff game, defeating the Cleveland Rebels 86-74 on Ossie Schectman night at Madison Square Garden, this victory tied the best of three-game-series at 1-1. Stan Stutz leads the way with 30 points.
2006: Jamal Crawford hits a fadeaway jumper with: 06.4 left to cap a 37-point night, while also leading the Knicks to a 96-94 victory over Cleveland at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks vs. Bucks game is set to air on both the MSG and ESPN Networks, with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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