Final

Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series starts 11/2

Game 1: Sunday, November 2nd
Bucks94Final
Knicks86
Game 2: Friday, November 21st
Knicks87Final
Bucks104
Game 3: Friday, December 19th
Bucks105Final
Knicks81
Game 4: Tuesday, March 10th
Knicks120Final
Bucks112

Bucks 105

(12-16, 6-12 away)

Knicks 81

(11-15, 7-5 home)

Coverage: FSWI

7:30 PM ET, December 19, 2008

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

1 2 3 4 T
MIL 24 29 30 22105
NY 15 22 26 1881

Top Performers

Milwaukee: A. Bogut 10 Pts, 13 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

New York: N. Robinson 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Redd scores 21, 12 in decisive run, as Bucks beat Knicks for third time

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Milwaukee Bucks have made the most of a rough road schedule -- every time they've come to New York, they've left with a win.

Michael Redd scored 21 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their third win this season over the New York Knicks, 105-81 Friday night.

Fast Facts

• Michael Redd scored 21 points to pace six Bucks in double figures.

• The win gave the Bucks six road wins already this season after winning just seven on the road all of last season.

• The Knicks' 81 points are their second fewest of the season.

-- ESPN research

"This was definitely a critical win," Redd said. "As crazy as it sounds, in the East we're both in the playoff hunt."

Although it's a bit early for that, the Bucks (12-16) have already played 18 of their first 28 games on the road, most in team history to start a season and most in the NBA this year.

The Bucks won at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 2 and beat the Knicks in Milwaukee later that month.

"I don't know. Certain teams you just fare well against," Redd said. "Some teams you just match up well against, and this is just one of those teams."

Redd scored 12 points in a decisive 25-7 run that spanned the two halves. Richard Jefferson and Luc Mbah a Moute each had 16 points for the Bucks.

Nate Robinson, inserted into the Knicks' lineup to replace Al Harrington after he got caught in traffic, had 21 points.

"They do a great job of team defense," Robinson said. "I ain't gonna take that away from them. This just shows what kind of team they are."

Harrington arrived midway through the first quarter and finished with 16 points, and David Lee had 14 points and 14 rebounds.

After the Bucks took an early lead, Harrington made three 3-pointers, a layup and a jumper to help make it 39-35 with 5:40 to play before halftime.

But Redd connected on a 3-pointer, a jumper and a layup as Milwaukee sprinted out to a 53-37 halftime lead.

The Knicks scored a season-low 15 points in the first quarter, while Quentin Richardson went 0-for-7.

"I think we started well defensively," Andrew Bogut said. "To hold a team in [Mike] D'Antoni's system to 37 points in the first half is an accomplishment."

New York trailed by 25 points in the second half. Wilson Chandler added 11 points and five rebounds for New York.

Game notes


Tim Thomas left the Knicks bench in the second quarter with a stomach virus and did not return. ... Milwaukee tied its series with New York at 88 wins apiece.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MIL
NY
Points 105 81
FGM-FGA 42-90 (.467) 29-75 (.387)
3PM-3PA 8-23 (.348) 7-21 (.333)
FTM-FTA 13-14 (.929) 16-20 (.800)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 9-43 9-43
Assists 25 17
Turnovers 11 23
Steals 13 6
Blocks 4 3
Fast Break Points 12 4
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 25 1

Top Performers

Milwaukee
New York
Andrew Bogut Bogut
Points: 10
Reb: 13
Ast: 6
Stl: 1
Blk: 3
Nate Robinson Robinson
Points: 21
Reb: 5
Ast: 4
Stl: 2
Blk: 1