Mu­diay’s 28 rally Knicks to OT win

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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.

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Knicks guard Tim Har­d­away Jr. cel­e­brates dur­ing the third quar­ter of New York’s 136-134 over­time vic­tory over the Mil­wau­kee Bucks on Satur­day.

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