Following a loss to the new-looking Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks (10-4) got back on track with a 102-88 road win over the Milwaukee Bucks (7-6).
New York found itself trailing by three points after the first quarter but went on to outscore the Bucks 35-22 in the second quarter and 30-22 in the third, ultimately cruising to a 14-point victory.
The Knicks were active on the offensive glass, snatching eight offensive rebounds to help them score 30 points in the paint.
The most impressive aspect of New York's game Wednesday night was its three-point shooting, as the Knicks finished 11-of-21 from beyond the arc, highlighted by Steve Novak's 5-of-7 campaign from downtown.
Novak scored 19 points in 38 minutes off the bench while Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 29 points.
For the Bucks, Brandon Jennings and Beno Udrih each netted 18 points with Monta Ellis adding 17 points and seven assists.
Milwaukee got absolutely no production from its center position, with Samuel Dalembert and Larry Sanders combining for two points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes of play.
Player of the Game: Carmelo Anthony
Anthony led all scorers with 29 points on 9-of-18 shooting, including three of four from downtown. Melo also contributed eight rebounds, a block and a steal to lead the Knicks to victory.
Melo did all of this in just 30 minutes of play, as his services weren't required in the fourth quarter with such a large lead.
What's Next for New York?
The Knicks get a day of rest before hosting the dismal Washington Wizards (1-12) in what should be an easy win before the Madison Square Garden crowd.
What's Next for Milwaukee?
The Bucks will travel to Minnesota to play the Timberwolves (6-7) on Friday. Both squads should be well rested as they both have Thursday night off.
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