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Knicks outlast Bucks in 2 OTs

Milwaukee, WI ( - Andrea Bargnani can breathe a sigh of relief after the New York Knicks survived the Milwaukee Bucks, 107-101, in two overtimes on Wednesday.

Bargnani made a head-scratching decision to shoot a 3-pointer with the Knicks ahead by two and time winding down in the first overtime.

The Knicks' bench almost universally threw their hands in the air in disbelief as the shot drew iron, and John Henson sent the game to an extra five minutes with a tip-in at the other end.

Carmelo Anthony, though, made the error moot, scoring eight of his 29 points in the second-OT to send the Knicks to their third win in the past five games.

Beno Udrih and J.R. Smith contributed 21 and 19 points, respectively, for New York, which welcomed Tyson Chandler back to the lineup for the first time since Nov. 5.

The already-shorthanded Bucks, who were without O.J. Mayo for undisclosed personal reasons, received just four points from their bench. Brandon Knight played nearly 50 minuets and totaled 36 points and nine rebounds but committed eight of Milwaukee's 22 turnovers.

Milwaukee is just 3-18 since splitting its first four games of the season.

12/18 23:34:36 ET