THE HIGHLIGHT REEL:
Mudiay leads Knicks to OT win over Bucks ... Nets handed sixth straight loss ... Curry returns in Warriors defeat
scored 28 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 136-134 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
Kevin Rookie forward Knox
scored a career-high 26 points as New York snapped a two-game losing streak. Damyean Dotson
and Tim Hardaway Jr.
added Noah Vonleh 21 points each.
contributed 15 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo
had 33 points and 19 rebounds for Milwaukee, which has lost three
Eric Bledsoe of its last five. Malcolm
added 27 points. Brogdon finished Brook Lopez with 22 points,
Khris Middleton had 13, and Tony Snell
and each chipped in with 10.
New York took its first lead since Hardaway’s 3-pointer midway through the first
Enes Kanter’s quarter on jumper from the wing 3:13 into the third period, giving the Knicks a 71-70 advantage.
But that lead didn’t last long as Milwaukee went on a 17-0 run before Knox hit a 3-pointer. The Bucks led by as many as 16 points before the Knicks rallied, scoring the last seven points of the quarter and cutting the deficit to four at 97-93. Mitchell Robinson
opened the fourth quarter with a layup as the Knicks closed within two, but Antetokounmpo converted a three-point
Sterling Brown play, added a four-point play and Brogdon hit a 3-pointer as Milwaukee pushed the lead to eight, 107-99. Moments later, Brown scored on a layup and extended the lead to 113-99.
WIZARDS 102, NETS 88
scored 30 points, Bradley Beal
added 22 and the Washington Wizards handed Brooklyn its sixth straight loss, beating the Nets 102-88 on Saturday night.
Markieff Morris rebounded from a 1-for10 shooting night Friday in a loss at Philadelphia to score 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting. He had 15 points in the fourth quarter. Allen Crabbe
led Brooklyn with 14 points. The losing streak is the Nets’ longest since an eightgame skid in February.
At 88 points, the Nets — coming off a double-overtime home loss to Memphis on Friday night, had their lowest-scoring game of season. It also was the lowest total the Wizards have allowed.
PISTONS 111, WARRIORS 102
Blake Griffin scored 26 Andre Drummond points and added a double-double as the Detroit Pistons extended their winning streak to five games with a 111-102 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Stephen Curry returned to the Golden State lineup after missing 11 games with a groin strain and scored 27 points on 10-of21 shooting. Curry went 3 of 9 from 3-point range.
Drummond finished with 16 points and 19 rebounds, including eight offensive boards. Detroit had six players score in double figures. Kevin Durant
scored 28 points for Golden State, and Klay Thompson
added 21. But the Warriors couldn’t overcome Detroit’s dominance on the offensive glass. The Pistons finished with 14 offensive rebounds to Golden State’s eight.
Curry missed his first three shots, all 3-pointers, but drove to the basket for a three-point play on the first possession of the second quarter.
ROCKETS 121, BULLS 105
made six 3-pointers and scored 30 points to help the Houston Rockets to their second straight win, 121105, over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
The victory comes a night after the Rockets snapped a season-high four game skid with a win 136105 win at San Antonio.
Houston was up by 12 entering the fourth quarter and used a 13-7 run to start the period.
New York Knicks’ Emmanuel Mudiay scored 28 points in an upset win over the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden Saturday night.