Emmanuel Mudiay
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Emmanuel Mudiay and the New York Knicks overcome a 14-point deficit to shock the Milwaukee Bucks in an overtime thriller at MSG.

Robby Sabo

  • New York Knicks 136 (8-16)
  • Milwaukee Bucks 134 (15-7)
  • NBA, East, Final, Box Score
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

The New York Knicks just went toe-to-toe with the squad who owns the second-best record in the NBA.

… and they won.

With under 30 seconds to go in regulation, Emmanuel Mudiay showcased no fear. His lean-in three-pointer proved ice in the veins as he tied the wild one up with just 24.1 seconds to go.

After a huge defensive stop, the two teams headed to overtime, a period that saw the Knickerbockers hang on by two. A Brook Lopez missed free throw led to a second one in which he was forced to miss (down two).

An Enes Kanter/Luke Kornet stop on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s rebound effort proved to be the clincher.

They held on despite both Noah Vonleh and rookie Mitchell Robinson fouling out in overtime.

Double-digit leads were had a couple of times by the visiting team. New York, however, was able to overcome a 14-point deficit around the seven-minute mark in the final quarter.

Mudiay finished with a team-high 28 points on 10-of-18 from the floor. Young Kevin Knox enjoyed the best effort of his career, finishing with 26 points, four rebounds and four assists. Thirteen of his big points came in the fourth quarter.

Damyean Dotson also arrived strong. His 21 points on 7-of-9 from the floor were key in helping Mudiay and Knox get to that 136 number.

For Milwaukee, the Greek Freak tallied a team-high 33 to go along with 19 monster rebounds and seven assists. Eric Bledsoe came through with 27.

Next up for the reenergized New York Knicks will be the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden Monday night.

Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com