NBA Game Summary - New York at Milwaukee
(Saturday, November 7th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 102, New York 87
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Andrew Bogut scored 22 points, grabbed eight rebounds and doled out four assists to lead the Milwaukee Bucks in a 102-87 rout of the New York Knicks at Bradley Center.
Jodie Meeks added 19 points and Brandon Jennings 17 for the Bucks, who won their second straight game. Luke Ridnour scored 10 with four helpers in the win.
David Lee ended up with 18 points, seven boards and four assists for the Knicks, who lost their third in a row. Toney Douglas totaled 16 points and Danilo Gallinari 15 in defeat. Larry Hughes finished with 14 points.
The Bucks ripped the Knicks for a 40-22 lead after the first quarter and were up 66-35 at the break.
"Everybody in this locker room wants to win right now," said Lee. "Everybody is moving in the same direction, I just think for whatever reason, things are not coming together and it is very evident on the floor."
Charlie Bell's three-pointer and Jennings' layup gave the Bucks a 36-point lead about three minutes into the third period.
The teams traded baskets and Milwaukee was up 83-58 headed to the final 12 minutes of play.
The Knicks' deficit hovered close to 20 in the fourth quarter, as the Bucks cruised to victory.
"It's good to get a win where you have an easy lead and the starters can somewhat come out of the fourth quarter and get some rest," said Bogut. "Third quarter we struggled a little bit, but it was a 30-point game and I think we had some mental lapses and put it in cruise control, which is no excuse, but we played well tonight."
Milwaukee kicked off a six-game homestand Saturday. The Bucks will also face Denver, Golden State, Dallas, New Jersey and Charlotte on their residency...Milwaukee took three of four games vs. New York last season with the teams splitting a pair of games at Bradley Center.
11/08 01:11:37 ET