Bucks Beat Seven Man Knicks Squad

Bleacher Report Senior Analyst INovember 22, 2008

Despite this being a recap about the Milwaukee Bucks, even the most diehard of Bucks fans can admit that the story Friday night was their opponent, the New York Knicks. Because of two separate trades the Knicks made earlier in the day, the 'Bockers came to Milwaukee with just eight players eligible to step on the court.

Of course, one of those players was the disgruntled Stephon Marbury, who reportedly turned down an opportunity to play for the first time this season. So that makes seven.

The end result, not surprisingly, was a 104-87 victory for the Milwaukee Bucks. Charlie Villanueva was back from injury, tying a season high with 20 points. Bogut put down 14 points and collected 17 rebounds, Mbah a Moute had eight points and 13 boards.

"They're so depleted, obviously it's a game we have to have," coach Scott Skiles said after the game.

Step one, you put a score in the box.

TBC's Buck of the Game: Didn't see much (any) of this one, so we're going by stats alone. Bogut. although Bucks fans deserve a close second place for chanting Marbury's name with 7:25 left in the game, and then again near the end of the contest.