Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks lost to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night as they faltered in the fourth quarter once again.
Milwaukee Bucks 99 (3-3)
New York Knicks 92 (2-4)
Full Game Box Score
Madison Square Garden
With key bench players Langston Galloway and Jerian Grant stepping up, the rest of the team disappeared. After remaining competitive throughout, Milwaukee pulled away at the end with a 99-92 victory.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 7, 2015
Despite getting a good rest before entering the fourth quarter, Anthony looked gassed and played with little energy. He wasn’t the only guilty party however.
Despite multiple highlight reel plays earlier in the game Kristaps Porzingis didn’t show up in the fourth either. He had a good all around game though with 14 points and 13 rebounds. When you are expecting a 20-year old kid in his sixth career game to help carry you through the fourth quarter, maybe you aren’t as good as you think you are.
Adding more fuel to the fire tonight was the starting backcourt controversy. Once again, Jose Calderon (0 PTS, 5 AST in 16 MIN) and Sasha Vujacic (2 PTS in 27 MIN) were ineffective.
Galloway and Grant were both aggressive and made plays on both ends of the court. After the game, Derek Fisher made it sound like nothing is changing when he defended his veterans.
Fisher on Vujacic and Calderon scoring just two points: It’s a combination of pressing and not looking for a ton of opportunities to score. — Ian Begley (@IanBegley)November 7, 2015
Fisher: “If we’re relying on Sasha and Jose to offensively make sure we’re going to win, then we’re not doing the right things anyway.”
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 7, 2015
The Knicks slipped to 2-4 with the loss and have now lost three in a row. With the Los Angeles Lakers coming into the Garden on Sunday they are looking at a very winnable game.
But who knows? With Kobe at the Garden pretty much anything can happen.
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