Milwaukee, Wi – Bucks returned home to the Fiserv Forum to face New York Knicks for the second time in 3 days. The Bucks came out sporting the “Earned Edition” Jerseys for the second of 5 times they plan to wear them this season.
The Knicks came out strong in the 1st quarter to take a strong lead. But a 18-2 run in the second quarter left the Bucks up 5 at the half. Brook Lopez hit a couple 3’s and powered home a Giannis like Dunk as his arm went sweeping around his body before bringing to back and slamming it over the Knicks defender. Middleton had 16 at the half on 7-11 shooting to lead the Bucks in the first half as he bounced back from a shooting slump and started to get back on track.
Middleton added 9 more points in the 3rd quarter to finish with 25 points. And 31 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 blocks from the Greek Freak helped lift the Bucks to a 112-96 victory over the Knicks. D.J. Wilson in 21 mins scored 10 points to go along with 14 rebounds and 2 blocks. Wilson continues to make the most of his mins with Ersan out with injury.
Brooklyn comes into town Saturday to face the Bucks in the 2nd of a 6 game home stand. Gametime is 4pm from the Fiserv Forum.