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Knicks rally from 18 down, beat Bucks 116-111 to snap skid

MILWAUKEE (AP) Two nights after losing to the Bucks on a last-second shot at home, the New York Knicks rallied late in the rematch and stunned Milwaukee.

Carmelo Anthony had 26 points and 10 assists, including a clutch 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, and the Knicks stormed back from 18 down Friday to beat the Bucks 116-111 and stop their six-game losing streak.

With less than a minute remaining, Anthony drained a 3-pointer that put New York in front by one.

''It felt good. I'm glad it went in,'' he said. ''You don't make it if you don't take it.''

On the ensuing possession, Lance Thomas stripped Giannis Antetokounmpo, leading to a fast-break dunk by Courtney Lee that helped the Knicks hold on.

New York rebounded from a tough loss Wednesday, when Antetokounmpo hit a step-back jumper at the horn that gave Milwaukee a 105-104 victory at Madison Square Garden.

''It is a great win for us tonight because the other night (we) thought we should have won,'' Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said.

This time, they did. New York erased a 13-point deficit to begin the fourth quarter and ended its longest skid of the season.

Kristaps Porzingis returned from a three-game absence due to a sore left Achilles tendon and added 24 points for the Knicks.

''We needed it. We needed it more than anything,'' he said.

Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker had 25 points apiece for Milwaukee. Greg Monroe chipped in with 19.

''After halftime, we relaxed and didn't move the ball real well,'' Antetokounmpo said. ''We were taking tough shots and we weren't playing our game. We had a chance to put them away, but we didn't.''

The Knicks used a 12-0 run to cut the Bucks' lead to one early in the fourth. Milwaukee's Jason Terry was called for a flagrant foul during the stretch after he struck Ron Baker in the neck with his forearm.

After New York pulled within a point again later in the quarter, Tony Snell connected on back-to-back 3s for Milwaukee. Porzingis answered with a pair of 3-pointers.

After trailing by 12 at halftime, the Knicks opened the third quarter on a 15-4 run to cut the deficit to a single point. The Bucks immediately followed with a 9-0 spurt and led 96-83 heading to the fourth.

The Bucks used torrid long-range shooting to lead 65-53 at halftime. Milwaukee made its first eight shots from 3-point range before Michael Beasley misfired with about seven minutes left in the second quarter.

The Knicks jumped out to a 9-0 lead but the Bucks quickly erased the deficit and held a 33-32 advantage after one quarter.

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW

Hornacek brushed off a report from the NBA that stated there was a missed five-second call on Antetokounmpo's game-winning shot Wednesday. ''You're not going to see it called,'' Hornacek said. ''They aren't going to change the game, so you just move on.''

ROUGH GAME

New York center Joakim Noah picked up three personal fouls and was charged with a technical in the first half after he vehemently argued a call. Noah picked up two fouls in the third quarter and argued with referees as he left the court after being called for an offensive foul. He fouled out late in the game and egged on fans as they mocked him while he made his way to the bench.

TIP-INS

Knicks: Hornacek thought he'd be forced to limit Porzingis' playing time as he returned from injury, but the forward/center logged 30 minutes before fouling out with 2:44 remaining. Porzingis said after the game that he had no soreness in the Achilles. ''Maybe I should have worked harder,'' he said.

Bucks: Matthew Dellavedova missed his fifth consecutive game with a strained right hamstring. ''He's doing better,'' coach Jason Kidd said. ''We'll see at practice (on Saturday) how he does and hopefully he's back soon.'' ... Antetokounmpo has at least 20 points in 14 consecutive games, matching the longest streak by a Bucks player since Michael Redd in 2006.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Play at Indiana on Saturday. New York is looking to snap an eight-game road losing streak versus the Pacers.

Bucks: Host Washington on Sunday. The Wizards have won nine of their last 12 games against the Bucks, including a 107-102 victory in Washington on Dec. 26.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Offensive foul turnover on Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:15
  Offensive foul turnover on Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:15
  Offensive foul turnover on Giannis Antetokounmpo 0:15
  Offensive rebound by Greg Monroe 0:15
  Giannis Antetokounmpo missed layup, blocked by Kyle O'Quinn 0:17
+ 1 Ron Baker made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:22
+ 1 Ron Baker made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:22
+ 1 Ron Baker made 1st of 2 free throws 0:22
  Personal foul on Greg Monroe 0:22
  Defensive rebound by Ron Baker 0:22
  Mirza Teletovic missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:23
Team Stats
Points 116 111
Field Goals 41-83 (49.4%) 39-78 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 13-23 (56.5%) 12-22 (54.5%)
Free Throws 21-27 (77.8%) 21-28 (75.0%)
Total Rebounds 51 43
Offensive 11 6
Defensive 29 29
Team 11 8
Assists 29 24
Steals 5 9
Blocks 6 10
Turnovers 16 15
Fouls 21 19
Technicals 1 0
26 PTS, 6 REB, 10 AST
25 PTS, 6 REB, 2 AST
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away team logo Knicks 17-19 32213033116
home team logo Bucks 18-17 33323115111
Team Stats
away team logo Knicks 17-19 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Bucks 18-17 112.8 PPG 51.9 RPG 25.0 APG
Key Players
C. Anthony SF PPG RPG APG FG%
G. Antetokounmpo SF 27.7 PPG 12.5 RPG 5.9 APG 57.8 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Anthony SF 26 PTS 6 REB 10 AST
G. Antetokounmpo SF 25 PTS 6 REB 2 AST
49.4 FG% 50.0
56.5 3PT FG% 54.5
77.8 FT% 75.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Anthony 26 6 10 8/20 4/5 6/9 1 39 1 0 2 0 6 0 51
K. Porzingis 24 6 0 9/14 3/4 3/4 6 30 0 3 1 0 6 0 32
D. Rose 12 2 8 4/14 0/1 4/4 1 32 0 0 1 0 2 0 29
C. Lee 11 2 3 3/5 2/3 3/4 0 35 1 1 1 1 1 0 20
J. Noah 8 9 1 4/6 0/0 0/0 6 20 0 0 4 5 4 0 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
C. Anthony 26 6 10 8/20 4/5 6/9 1 39 1 0 2 0 6 0 51
K. Porzingis 24 6 0 9/14 3/4 3/4 6 30 0 3 1 0 6 0 32
D. Rose 12 2 8 4/14 0/1 4/4 1 32 0 0 1 0 2 0 29
C. Lee 11 2 3 3/5 2/3 3/4 0 35 1 1 1 1 1 0 20
J. Noah 8 9 1 4/6 0/0 0/0 6 20 0 0 4 5 4 0 15
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
L. Thomas 10 2 0 4/4 2/2 0/0 3 20 1 0 2 1 1 0 11
K. O'Quinn 9 8 1 4/9 0/0 1/2 3 26 2 2 0 4 4 0 23
M. Kuzminskas 7 1 1 3/5 1/3 0/0 0 13 0 0 1 0 1 0 9
R. Baker 6 2 4 1/3 0/2 4/4 1 12 0 0 0 0 2 0 16
J. Holiday 3 1 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
B. Jennings 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 5 0 0 2 0 1 0 1
W. Hernangomez - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Ndour - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Plumlee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Vujacic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 116 40 29 41/83 13/23 21/27 21 240 5 6 16 11 29 0 211
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Antetokounmpo 25 6 2 9/21 2/5 5/6 4 38 2 5 5 2 4 0 37
J. Parker 25 4 5 10/18 4/6 1/4 3 38 0 0 2 1 3 0 37
T. Snell 13 3 0 5/6 3/4 0/0 0 38 2 2 1 0 3 0 19
M. Brogdon 10 6 5 4/9 0/1 2/2 2 31 0 0 1 0 6 0 25
J. Henson 4 6 1 1/4 0/0 2/2 1 20 0 2 0 1 5 0 14
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Antetokounmpo 25 6 2 9/21 2/5 5/6 4 38 2 5 5 2 4 0 37
J. Parker 25 4 5 10/18 4/6 1/4 3 38 0 0 2 1 3 0 37
T. Snell 13 3 0 5/6 3/4 0/0 0 38 2 2 1 0 3 0 19
M. Brogdon 10 6 5 4/9 0/1 2/2 2 31 0 0 1 0 6 0 25
J. Henson 4 6 1 1/4 0/0 2/2 1 20 0 2 0 1 5 0 14
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Monroe 19 7 4 6/11 0/0 7/10 2 28 2 1 1 2 5 0 36
M. Teletovic 11 1 0 3/5 3/5 2/2 0 17 1 0 0 0 1 0 13
M. Beasley 3 0 2 1/4 0/1 1/1 2 12 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
J. Terry 1 2 5 0/0 0/0 1/1 5 18 2 0 2 0 2 0 13
S. Novak - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Middleton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Plumlee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Dellavedova - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Vaughn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Maker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 111 35 24 39/78 12/22 21/28 19 240 9 10 15 6 29 0 199