Week In Review: Milwaukee Bucks Ride Roller Coaster Of Emotion

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Nov 18, 2014; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) takes a shot against New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire (1) in the fourth quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday, Nov. 18:  New York Knicks at Milwaukee Bucks

After coming off a big win in Miami against the Heat, Milwaukee welcomed the Knicks to the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  Milwaukee carried the momentum from Sunday’s game into their Tuesday night contest, outscoring the Knicks 36-19 in the second quarter, and closed the first half up 66-49.

The game ended with a four -point differential because the Knicks made a valiant effort in the fourth quarter.  New York went 10/-for-14 inside the arc in the final quarter and gave Milwaukee quite the scare down the stretch.

For the first time this year, Ersan Ilyasova led the team in scoring with 20 points.  The bigger stat to notice Tuesday night was the fact that Milwaukee had seven different players score double digits, including bench players Ilyasova and O.J. Mayo.

Zaza Pachulia had his best game of the young season as well, adding 14 points and 13 rebounds.  He saw a team-high 34 minutes Tuesday night, mostly due to the fact that Larry Sanders was a late scratch from the game with a left thigh injury.

The pattern of production from the young guns (Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker) didn’t change much Tuesday night.

Parker started the game off strong, going 5-for-6 from the field in the first half, while only contributing one field goal in the second half.

Giannis, on the other hand, sat much of the first half due to foul trouble early, but came back in the third quarter and scored all of his 13 points.  He went 3-of-6 from the field and added a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe.

The win put Milwaukee over.500 with a record of 6-5.

The team traveled to Brooklyn to play Jason Kidd‘s old team Wednesday night.

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