Giannis Antetokounmpo leads second-half surge as Bucks defeat Knicks

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads second-half surge as Bucks defeat Knicks

Center Greg Monroe came on strong down the stretch, too, scoring 12 of his 17 after the break.

"He started taking over the game", Monroe said of Antetokounmpo.

Derrick is performing well for the Knicks, averaging 17.6 points, 4.6 assists and 3.9 rebounds.

Rose, who racked up 26 points on 13-of-16 shooting in a bonanza performance from mid-range, never has been a free agent and said he isn't sure how the process will go but acknowledged Milwaukee is a good spot. "We started having turnovers and then they got layups", Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. "Then they got in the bonus and we fouled". We just couldn't score offensively.

"We didn't move the ball and get it to the open person", Rose said. "We had a lot of late shot clock shots". He was looking to have the kind of big season that would make the Knicks want to re-sign him to a long-term deal despite the fact that this year's draft is expected to be exceptionally deep in point guard talent. And Rose grew up watching Bucks coach Jason Kidd dazzle. "We can live with that".

"It took the ball out of other guys' hands and also took the three out of the game for us".

Dennis Schroder scored 31 points, Paul Millsap added 24 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over Brooklyn.

Coming off a fourth-quarter benching Monday, Rose's future with the Knicks is in doubt.

"His effort level went up and I think everyone on the team followed. He's been doing a great job all year but tonight, he definitely led us". After falling behind by 10 early in the second, the Knicks tied the game up at 46 on a 3-pointer from Courtney Lee with five minutes left in the first half. NY lead 56-55 at halftime and had 15 assists on 23 field goals made; every starter recorded at least one assist. "To start the third, there was a lid on the basket but we kept playing defense and that's what got us the lead".

The Toronto Raptors logo decal at center court before the game against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 16, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was 13-for-16 from the field.

Jonas Valanciunas had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and Toronto beat a New Orleans squad that played without All-Star forward Anthony Davis during the second half.

Bucks: Michael Beasley missed his fifth straight game with a hyperextended left knee. The Bucks are 7-3 over their last 10 games to pull out of a lengthy funk that saw them drop out of playoff contention. Wednesday marked the fourth time this season that all five Knicks starters scored in double figures.

The Jazz won two of the three meetings, the first time since the 2011-12 season that they've won a season series over the Rockets. The Knicks have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games and are 11-21 away from Madison Square Garden this season.