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Bucks 101, Knicks 98

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MILWAUKEE -- Point guard Brandon Knight's 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 101-98 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Knight's shot, his fourth 3-pointer of the night, came seconds after Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony tied the game at 98-98 with his sixth of the night from long distance.

The Bucks had lost 15 of 16 and six in a row, but behind Knight's 25 points, they beat New York for the first time since March 9, 2012. Knight finished 10 of 23 from the field, and he scored 11 points in the second quarter as the Bucks turned a 19-18 deficit into a 50-43 lead at halftime.

Milwaukee also got 19 points from forward Khris Middleton, who made five of six 3-point attempts, and 15 points from rookie forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, including a floating hook with 3:18 left that broke an 87-87 tie.

The Knicks tied the game four times over the final four minutes thanks in large part to Anthony, who scored eight of his 36 points -- and made two of his 3-pointers -- during that stretch.

He scored on three of four possessions over a three-minute stretch to bring the Knicks within 83-82 with 5:52 to go.

After trailing by as many as 10 points in the quarter, New York finally caught up to the Bucks when forward J.R. Smith sank two free throws with 3:44 to play.

Smith finished with 30 points for the Knicks, who shot 43.6 percent. New York lost a second straight game despite hitting 15 of 34 3-point attempts (44.1 percent).

NOTES: Bucks G O.J. Mayo was with the team but was inactive as he continues his recovery from a flu bug that sidelined him for the past five games. ... New York F Iman Shumpert worked out Monday and was in the starting lineup after missing two games with a shoulder injury suffered a week ago at Boston, where he collided with Jared Sullinger. He scored five points. ... Knicks C Kenyon Martin was inactive due to a sore left ankle. ... New York won each of its previous seven games against the Bucks, including two victories this season. ... Bucks F Giannis Antetokounmpo was excited to have his parents in Milwaukee to watch him play for the first time since leaving his native Greece last summer.

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