NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at New York
(Friday, November 30th)
Final Score: New York 91, Milwaukee 88
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Jamal Crawford scored 25 points and sank the go-ahead jumper with 28.7 seconds left, as the Knicks rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 91-88, at Madison Square Garden.
Zach Randolph had 25 points and eight rebounds for New York, which rebounded for a tough victory one night after losing 104-59 at Boston. Stephon Marbury had 13 points and six assists before leaving in the third quarter with a right shoulder spasm for the Knicks, winners in three of their last four games.
Michael Redd scored 27 points for the Bucks, but he missed a pair of three- pointers in the final seven seconds. Desmond Mason ended with 15 points and Mo Williams 13 for Milwaukee, losers of three in a row after a five-game winning streak.
Williams' three-pointer gave the Bucks an 88-87 lead with 2:43 left, but both teams went scoreless over the next two-plus minutes. Williams and Redd missed shots for the Bucks, while the Knicks were denied twice on blocks by Andrew Bogut. New York also had two missed shots from Crawford and one from Randolph.
With time running down on the shot clock, Crawford nailed a bank shot from the right baseline and was fouled by Williams. Crawford missed the foul shot, but Redd then hit the back of the rim on a long shot under heavy pressure from Fred Jones.
David Lee threw a long outlet pass to Jones, who blew by a defender and threw down an emphatic right-handed dunk, leaving 4/10ths of a second left on the clock.
After a Milwaukee timeout, Redd missed a three-point try from the left corner.
It was a great comeback for the Knicks considering they fell behind 71-54 with 4:32 left in the third quarter following a Bogut dunk.
It was 77-65 going into the fourth quarter, but a left-handed shot in the lane from Quentin Richardson capped an 18-5 run over a 6 1/2 minute span for the Knicks, giving them an 87-85 edge with 3:02 remaining.
The Bucks led 29-19 after one quarter and were ahead by as many as 16 in the second before settling for a 55-44 lead at the half.
Bogut had 10 points and nine rebounds for Milwaukee, while Jones scored 10 and Richardson had 11 boards for New York, which struggled by going 13-of-23 at the foul line...The Knicks have won three straight meetings.
11/30 22:30:48 ET