NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at New York
(Saturday, December 9th)
Final Score: New York 115, Milwaukee 107
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Eddy Curry netted a career-high 36 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 115-107 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Jamal Crawford scored 25 and doled out nine assists for the Knicks, who have won two of their last three. Nate Robinson provided a spark off of the bench, scoring 22 points for New York. David Lee and Quentin Richardson both notched double-doubles on the night for the Knicks, with Lee scoring 12 and pulling down 13 boards and Richardson scoring 14 to go along with 10 rebounds.
This was Curry's ninth straight game with 20-plus points.
"I wish we could've had nine straight wins, but as far as scoring the ball, I'm not having a problem doing that," said Curry.
Marvin Williams scored 33 and tallied nine assists for the Bucks, who failed in their attempt to win three straight for the first time this season. Charlie Villanueva scored 24 for Milwaukee and Michael Redd added 22 in the losing effort. Dan Gadzuric added 11 points off the bench for the Bucks
"They came out energized and made shots," said Williams of the Knicks. "We played last night and we showed it on the defensive end."
The Bucks defeated the Grizzlies, 100-94, on Friday.
The Knicks wrestled control of the game away in the third quarter and withstood a fourth-quarter surge by Milwaukee to hold on for the win.
A Williams jumper brought the Bucks to within 65-62 with just over 10 minutes left in the third quarter, but New York rolled off seven straight to take a 10-point lead. Curry converted a three-point play with 8:23 remaining that put the Knicks up 72-62. New York expanded its lead to 95-78 by the end of the third quarter.
Milwaukee fought back, though, scoring seven straight late in the game to cut to within three points of the Knicks. A jumper by Redd brought the Bucks to within 104-101 with 3:45 left in the game, but New York was able to hit its free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.
Crawford and Curry both hit the ground running for the Knicks, combining to score 21 of New York's 29 first-quarter points. Crawford hit a fadeaway as time expired in the quarter to give the Knicks a 29-26 lead going into the second.
A Richardson tip-in with 0.2 left in the second quarter gave New York a 59-56 lead going into halftime.
Stephon Marbury, who finished the game with two points and nine assists, left in the third quarter with a left forearm contusion and did not return. X-rays taken on the arm were negative...The Knicks had a season-high 31 assists as a team...Milwaukee was outrebounded 46-35.
12/09 23:11:32 ET