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Sunday, November 2nd (All times eastern)

Milwaukee Bucks (1-2) at New York Knicks (1-1), 6:00 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The New York Knicks try and get back on the winning track Sunday when they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks into Madison Square Garden.

After edging Miami in their season opener in New York, the Knicks were throttled by division rival Philadelphia, 116-87, on Halloween in the City of Brotherly Love.

David Lee dropped in 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Knicks in the loss, while Jamal Crawford had 14 points and Nate Robinson and Zach Randolph each chipped in with 12 points.

Randolph, who is battling a sore knee, is listed as probable for tonight's contest.

New Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni is changing the culture in New York and has benched high-priced malcontents Stephon Marbury and Eddy Curry through the first two games.

In fact Marbury, who will earn close to $22 million this year, is expected to be waived in the next few days according to the New York Post.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee dropped its home opener on Saturday in a hard-fought affair, bowing to a 3-0 Toronto team, 91-87.

The Raptors' Jose Calderon buried the go-ahead three-pointer with 21.7 seconds remaining to spoil the Bucks' night.

Michael Redd led Milwaukee with 19 points and six rebounds, and Andrew Bogut scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter for the Bucks, who have lost two of three to start the year.

Charlie Villanueva scored 16 in defeat.

The Bucks played without point guard Luke Ridnour, who will also miss tonight's game with a balky back. Ramon Sessions, who was inactive in Milwaukee's first two contests, started in Ridnour's place against Toronto and recorded 12 points and nine assists.

The Knicks have won five of their past seven meetings against the Bucks, including three straight at Madison Square Garden

11/02 10:18:11 ET


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