Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrea Bargnani can breathe a sigh of
relief after the New York Knicks survived the Milwaukee Bucks, 107-101, in two
overtimes on Wednesday.
Bargnani made a head-scratching decision to shoot a 3-pointer with the Knicks
ahead by two and time winding down in the first overtime.
The Knicks' bench almost universally threw their hands in the air in disbelief
as the shot drew iron, and John Henson sent the game to an extra five minutes
with a tip-in at the other end.
Carmelo Anthony, though, made the error moot, scoring eight of his 29 points
in the second-OT to send the Knicks to their third win in the past five games.
Beno Udrih and J.R. Smith contributed 21 and 19 points, respectively, for New
York, which welcomed Tyson Chandler back to the lineup for the first time
since Nov. 5.
The already-shorthanded Bucks, who were without O.J. Mayo for undisclosed
personal reasons, received just four points from their bench. Brandon Knight
played nearly 50 minuets and totaled 36 points and nine rebounds but committed
eight of Milwaukee's 22 turnovers.
Milwaukee is just 3-18 since splitting its first four games of the season.
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