Knicks Preview: Carmelo Anthony Looks to Lead New York to a Win over the Bucks

Artem Altman@ArtemAltmanContributor IIIMarch 25, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 23:  Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks drives against Carlos Delfino #10 of the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden on February 23, 2011 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Knicks defeated the Bucks 114-108.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Looking to snap a four-game losing streak, the New York Knicks will host the Milwaukee Bucks squad tonight at the world-famous Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks have already lost to the Bucks on March 20, but tonight will attempt to play to a different result.

Last time the two met, all of Milwaukee’s starters managed to score at least 13 points: 30 from Carlos Delfino, John Salmons with 22, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute with 19, Brandon Jennings with 14 and Andrew Bogut with 13.

Milwaukee’s starters combined to score 98 out of 100 Bucks points.

The Knicks, who had three players score more than 20 points (Amar’e Stoudemire with 25, 23 from Carmelo Anthony and 21 from Chauncey Billups) and received better output from their bench with 13 points, still fell short as they managed to score only 95 points.

Ronny Turiaf will surely start tonight and could play a larger role against the Bucks than Shelden Williams, who had started in the March 20 matchup.

Turiaf, who is averaging 10 points the last two games, should look to score more often as the Knicks continue to struggle to score against their opponents.

The Knicks, in desperate need of a win since they have fallen to the seventh place in the Eastern Conference Playoff standings, have a seemingly easy task tonight.

Still, they shouldn’t relax as the Bucks are only three games out of the eight place and could play up to surprising results on any given night.

Tonight, the Knicks fans will find out if the Knicks can snap out of their losing funk or continue their slide out of the playoff picture.


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