NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at New York
(Sunday, November 2nd)
Final Score: Milwaukee 94, New York 86
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Richard Jefferson and Ramon Sessions each logged 18 points in Milwaukee's 94-86 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
Sessions also contributed seven rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee, which had lost two of three coming in. Sharp-shooting guard Michael Redd scored 16 points but left in the third quarter with a right ankle injury.
Charlie Villanueva added 16 points and eight boards and Andrew Bogut recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 caroms in the victory.
Quentin Richardson was the lone bright spot for the Knicks, netting 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field and hauling in nine rebounds. New York shot a woeful 30-of-81 from the floor (37.0 percent) and has dropped two straight since a season-opening victory over Miami.
"We missed a lot of close shots," Richardson said. "We moved the ball and got a lot of open jump shots. We have to just knock them down. I think it will be a different game if we do. We just have to get our energy up."
Zach Randolph chipped in 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds in defeat. Stephon Marbury, expected to be out out of New York in the near future, was once again kept on the sidelines in dress clothes.
Eight straight points from the visitors midway through the first helped Milwaukee take a 27-23 lead after 12 minutes of play.
New York took a 37-35 lead in the second quarter on a Richardson jumper at the 6:16 mark, but Sessions' drive to the bucket sparked a 7-0 run as the Bucks led by four at the break.
Redd's three-pointer from the corner capped 12 consecutive Milwaukee points to open the third frame. The guard left shortly thereafter when his right ankle was rolled up on by New York's Nate Robinson. He is listed as day-to-day with a high ankle sprain.
The Knicks did not take advantage of Redd's absence, however, scoring a mere 16 points in the third to fall behind 75-61 heading into the final frame.
The Bucks were in control throughout most of the fourth quarter. Randolph's three-ball with 23 seconds remaining brought New York within five before Milwaukee sealed it at the free throw line.
"We're getting used to each other," said Jefferson, who was acquired in an offseason trade with the Nets. "We have a lot of talented players on our roster if you look at it. It's gonna take a little bit of time for us to get used to each other. We have a group of guys, who if we play well, can be very tough to guard."
Both clubs next play on Wednesday, as the Knicks host Charlotte and former head coach Larry Brown and Milwaukee welcomes Washington...Milwaukee held a 48-41 edge on the glass...Bucks rookie Luc Mbah a Moute also had a double- double with 11 points and 10 rebounds...Robinson had 14 points for New York...The Knicks tied a franchise record for three-point attempts with 36, set on April 6, 1996 at Toronto...The Knicks bench outscored the Bucks bench 33-13.
11/03 01:29:34 ET