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.