Mudiay’s 28 rally Knicks to OT win
NEW YORK — Emmanuel Mudiay scored 28 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 136-134 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
Rookie forward Kevin Knox scored a career-high 26 points as New York snapped a two-game losing streak. Damyean Dotson and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points each. Noah Vonleh contributed 15 points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 19 rebounds for Milwaukee, which has lost three of its last five. Eric Bledsoe added 27 points. Malcolm Brogdon finished with 22 points, Brook Lopez had 13, and Khris Middleton and Tony Snell each chipped in with 10.
New York took its first lead since Hardaway’s 3pointer midway through the first quarter on Enes Kanter’s 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 play, Sterling Brown 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
WASHINGTON — John Wall scored 30 points, Bradley Beal added 22 and the Washington Wizards handed Brooklyn its sixth straight loss.
Markieff Morris rebounded from a 1-for-10 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 eight-game skid in February.
CELTICS 118, T’WOLVES 109
MINNEAPOLIS — Gordon Hayward had a seasonhigh 30 points and added nine rebounds and eight assists, helping Boston beat Minnesota for its third straight victory.
Hayward scored 11 of Boston’s final 15 points over the last 31⁄ minutes of the 2 game and made four of five shots from 3-point range. Kyrie Irving pitched in 21 points and nine assists, Jayson Tatum added 19 points and nine rebounds, and Marcus Morris had 16 points on 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point range for the Celtics. They lost eight of 12 games before starting their streak.
Derrick Rose scored 26 points for the Timberwolves.
Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. celebrates during the third quarter of New York’s 136-134 overtime victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.