Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Overall (23-10)
ATS (17-14-2)
O/U (17-15-1)
December 25 2018
- ESPN
New York Knicks Knicks Overall (9-26)
ATS (15-18-2)
O/U (19-16)
Final
Money Line Total: 226 Spread ATS
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557 Milwaukee Bucks -550 Over -110 (-9.5) -110 Cover: 4.5
22263625
558 New York Knicks +425 Under -110 (+9.5) -110 UNDER: 204
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Final
Money Line Total:
226
Spread ATS
MIL 557 -550 Over: -110 (-9.5) -110 Cover: 4.5
NYK 558 +425 Under: -110 (+9.5) -110 UNDER: 204
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/25/2018
11:03 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
MIL(-9.5)
-110
NYK
-110
226
-110
226
-110
12/25/2018
10:51 AM
MIL
-500
NYK
+400
MIL(-9.5)
-110
NYK
-110
226
-110
226
-110
12/25/2018
10:15 AM
MIL
-500
NYK
+400
MIL(-9.5)
-110
NYK
-110
225.5
-110
225.5
-110
12/25/2018
10:03 AM
MIL
-500
NYK
+400
MIL(-9.5)
-110
NYK
-110
224.5
-110
224.5
-110
12/25/2018
9:57 AM
MIL
-500
NYK
+400
MIL(-9.5)
-110
NYK
-110
223.5
-110
223.5
-110
12/25/2018
9:48 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
223.5
-110
223.5
-110
12/25/2018
8:45 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
224.5
-110
224.5
-110
12/25/2018
8:27 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
225
-110
225
-110
12/25/2018
8:00 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
226
-110
226
-110
12/25/2018
6:09 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
225.5
-110
225.5
-110
12/25/2018
1:36 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
226
-110
226
-110
12/25/2018
1:27 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
226.5
-110
226.5
-110
12/25/2018
7:54 PM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
227
-110
227
-110
12/24/2018
9:24 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
228
-110
228
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/25/2018
11:03 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
12/25/2018
10:51 AM
MIL
-500
NYK
+400
12/25/2018
10:15 AM
MIL
-500
NYK
+400
12/25/2018
10:03 AM
MIL
-500
NYK
+400
12/25/2018
9:57 AM
MIL
-500
NYK
+400
12/25/2018
9:48 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
12/25/2018
8:45 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
12/25/2018
8:27 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
12/25/2018
8:00 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
12/25/2018
6:09 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
12/25/2018
1:36 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
12/25/2018
1:27 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
12/25/2018
7:54 PM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
12/24/2018
9:24 AM
MIL
-550
NYK
+425
Spread
Spread
12/25/2018
11:03 AM
MIL(-9.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
10:51 AM
MIL(-9.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
10:15 AM
MIL(-9.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
10:03 AM
MIL(-9.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
9:57 AM
MIL(-9.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
9:48 AM
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
8:45 AM
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
8:27 AM
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
8:00 AM
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
6:09 AM
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
1:36 AM
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
1:27 AM
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
7:54 PM
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
12/24/2018
9:24 AM
MIL(-10)
-110
NYK
-110
Total
Total
12/25/2018
11:03 AM
226
-110
226
-110
12/25/2018
10:51 AM
226
-110
226
-110
12/25/2018
10:15 AM
225.5
-110
225.5
-110
12/25/2018
10:03 AM
224.5
-110
224.5
-110
12/25/2018
9:57 AM
223.5
-110
223.5
-110
12/25/2018
9:48 AM
223.5
-110
223.5
-110
12/25/2018
8:45 AM
224.5
-110
224.5
-110
12/25/2018
8:27 AM
225
-110
225
-110
12/25/2018
8:00 AM
226
-110
226
-110
12/25/2018
6:09 AM
225.5
-110
225.5
-110
12/25/2018
1:36 AM
226
-110
226
-110
12/25/2018
1:27 AM
226.5
-110
226.5
-110
12/25/2018
7:54 PM
227
-110
227
-110
12/24/2018
9:24 AM
228
-110
228
-110
Recap

NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was so eager to make a rim-rocking Christmas debut that he overshot the basket on his first attempt, a dunk from one side that ended with the ball all the way in the opposite corner.

"I was so excited that I went a little bit too high and I thought the rim was a foot taller," Antetokounmpo said.

He and the Milwaukee Bucks eventually settled down and showed they belonged on the holiday stage.

Antetokounmpo had 30 points and 14 rebounds, and Milwaukee celebrated its return to the Christmas schedule by beating the New York Knicks 109-95 on Tuesday.

"This is one of the highest stages," Antetokounmpo said. "Special teams play Christmas Day, and just it's an opportunity for us and we're really happy."

Brook Lopez scored 20 points for the Bucks, who played on Christmas for the first time since 1977. They were selected for the showcase slate of games largely because of Antetokounmpo but the timing also was perfect to show an emerging team, which improved the NBA's second-best record to 23-10.

Malcolm Brogdon finished with 17 points for the Bucks, the NBA scoring leaders who bounced back from a season-low 87 points in a loss to Miami on Saturday to win for the fifth time in six games.

"People come to see Giannis play but they've got to watch all of us, so it's definitely a great opportunity for the rest of us to showcase as a team what we can do," Brogdon said.

Rookie Kevin Knox scored 21 points for the Knicks, who have lost six straight Christmas Day games and fell to 22-31 in their NBA-record 53 appearances on the holiday.

"It's on me to stay even in this whole thing, not be up and down emotionally because I (have) to keep their spirits up," Knicks coach David Fizdale said. "They feel it. They're human."

New York has lost five in a row and 10 of 11 since rallying to stun the Bucks 136-134 in overtime on Dec. 1 at Madison Square Garden.

Antetokounmpo was angry that night with Knicks forward Mario Hezonja, who had dunked over him in the first quarter, then stared and stepped over him. Antetokounmpo felt it was disrespectful, vowing to punch Hezonja in the groin next time.

The Greek Freak was perhaps a little too pumped for the rematch — Brogdon grabbed the rebound of his errant dunk in the corner and fired in a 3-pointer — but he quickly got untracked.

It was only a seven-point game midway through the third quarter when Antetokounmpo began to seize control. His jumper followed by layup pushed the lead into double digits, and he scored 11 points in the Bucks' 36-point period that ended with them leading 84-68 cushion.

"We played them really (well) in the first half — down two — in the locker room felt pretty good," Knox said. "But that third quarter, defensively, offensively, just something slips with us."

Noah Vonleh had 14 points and 15 rebounds, while Tim Hardaway Jr. had 14 points and 10 boards but shot just 4 for 18 for New York.

TIP-INS

Bucks: Antetokounmpo was chosen Eastern Conference player of the week on Monday, the third time this season he's won the award. He was also voted the player of the month in the conference for October-November. ... The Bucks are 3-2 on Christmas.

Knicks: Rookie G Allonzo Trier had eight points in 18 minutes after missing seven games with a strained left hamstring. ... Hezonja didn't play. ... The Knicks haven't won on Christmas since beating Boston in 2011 in what was the NBA season opener following the lockout.

ADVANTAGE, BUCKS?

Both coaches were asked about the idea that a Christmas Day game favored the visiting team, which could treat it as a regular road game while the hosts were at home, perhaps surrounded by family celebrating the holiday.

Milwaukee's Mike Budenholzer dismissed the notion, saying the Bucks brought plenty of family members and had a big team dinner on Christmas Eve so they could mix basketball and the holiday.

Fizdale's thoughts?

"Well, I look at this team, Milwaukee's coming in with an advantage anyway," he said with a laugh. "They're a better team than us right now."

KNICKS' KNOX

Knox had his third straight 20-point outing. He came in averaging 20.3 points in his previous seven games.

UP NEXT

The teams complete their season series Thursday night at Milwaukee.

___

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Matchup
Bucks Overall
W/L 23-10
ATS 17-14-2
Pts For 116.6
Pts Against 108.1
Total 17-15-1
Bucks Away
W/L 9-7
ATS 7-8-1
Pts For 113.4
Pts Against 109.7
Total 7-9
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-25
11:00 AM
at Knicks W 109-95 W (-9.5) U (226)
12-22
7:00 PM
at Heat L 94-87 L (-2) U (215)
12-21
7:00 PM
at Celtics W 120-107 W (-1) O (223)
12-19
7:00 PM
Pelicans W 123-115 L (-9) O (230.5)
12-17
6:00 PM
at Pistons W 107-104 T (-3) U (225.5)
12-14
6:30 PM
at Cavaliers W 114-102 W (-9.5) U (219.5)
12-12
6:00 PM
at Pacers L 113-97 L (-2) U (218.5)
12-10
7:00 PM
Cavaliers W 108-92 W (-10) U (217)
12-9
5:00 PM
at Raptors W 104-99 W (5) U (229)
12-7
8:30 PM
Warriors L 105-95 L (-2) U (241)
Avg. Points For 106.4
Avg. Points Against 102.6
ATS 5-4-1
Over/Under 2-8
Knicks Overall
W/L 9-26
ATS 15-18-2
Pts For 108.2
Pts Against 115.7
Total 19-16
Knicks Home
W/L 4-12
ATS 6-9-1
Pts For 108.8
Pts Against 114.1
Total 7-9
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-25
11:00 AM
Bucks L 109-95 L (9.5) U (226)
12-21
6:30 PM
Hawks L 114-107 L (-2) U (233)
12-19
6:00 PM
at 76ers L 131-109 L (12.5) O (228.5)
12-17
6:30 PM
Suns L 128-110 L (1.5) O (222)
12-16
4:00 PM
at Pacers L 110-99 W (12) U (217)
12-14
6:00 PM
at Hornets W 126-124 W (10) O (224.5)
12-12
6:00 PM
at Cavaliers L 113-106 L (-1) O (214.5)
12-9
6:30 PM
Hornets L 119-107 L (6) O (225.5)
12-8
6:30 PM
Nets L 112-104 L (-2) U (219)
12-6
7:00 PM
at Celtics L 128-100 L (13.5) O (218)
Avg. Points For 106.3
Avg. Points Against 118.8
ATS 2-8
Over/Under 6-4
Scoring
Bucks
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Giannis Antetokounmpo (F) 35:1113-21 61.9%0-2 0%4-7 57.1%214342231530
Brook Lopez (C) 29:245-10 50%1-6 16.7%9-9 100%0400212220
Malcolm Brogdon (G) 26:497-14 50%1-5 20%2-2 100%37421211517
Thon Maker (C-F) 15:055-8 62.5%0-2 0%2-5 40%03002011112
Eric Bledsoe (G) 28:394-8 50%0-1 0%3-4 75%0651020911
Khris Middleton (F) 29:282-12 16.7%1-7 14.3%1-1 100%063101336
George Hill (G) 27:332-4 50%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%1340003165
D.J. Wilson (F) 16:201-4 25%1-2 50%2-6 33.3%030100405
Sterling Brown (G) 14:241-5 20%1-2 50%0-0 0%032000213
Tony Snell (G) 14:250-3 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%021010030
Donte DiVincenzo (G) 2:420-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000000-50
Pat Connaughton (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Trevon Duval (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Ersan Ilyasova (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jaylen Morris (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Jason Smith (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Christian Wood (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Knicks
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Kevin Knox (F) 37:288-20 40%1-5 20%4-4 100%3630034-721
Tim Hardaway Jr. (G) 33:154-18 22.2%1-4 25%5-6 83.3%21031024-814
Noah Vonleh (F) 33:124-8 50%1-2 50%5-6 83.3%21400205-114
Enes Kanter (C) 25:024-8 50%1-2 50%3-3 100%2611012-1012
Emmanuel Mudiay (G) 33:325-15 33.3%1-5 20%0-0 0%1351042-311
Luke Kornet (F-C) 13:493-6 50%3-6 50%0-0 0%0300100-79
Allonzo Trier (G) 17:504-10 40%0-2 0%0-2 0%0200012-88
Damyean Dotson (G) 19:071-2 50%0-1 0%0-0 0%1430013-42
Trey Burke (G) 14:281-7 14.3%0-1 0%0-0 0%2520000-112
Lance Thomas (F) 12:171-3 33.3%0-1 0%0-0 0%2401023-112
Mario Hezonja (F-G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Isaiah Hicks (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Courtney Lee (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Frank Ntilikina (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Kristaps Porzingis (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mitchell Robinson (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/25/2018
11:03 AM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
110
-110
110
-110
12/25/2018
10:51 AM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5)
-110
NYK
-110
110
-110
110
-110
12/25/2018
9:48 AM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5)
-110
NYK
-110
109.5
-110
109.5
-110
12/25/2018
9:03 AM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5)
-110
NYK
-110
110
-110
110
-110
12/25/2018
8:57 AM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
110
-110
110
-110
12/25/2018
8:27 AM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
12/25/2018
6:27 AM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
111
-110
111
-110
12/25/2018
1:36 AM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
12/25/2018
12:48 AM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
111.5
-110
111.5
-110
12/24/2018
9:45 AM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5)
-110
NYK
-110
111.5
-110
111.5
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/25/2018
11:03 AM
MIL
NYK
12/25/2018
10:51 AM
MIL
NYK
12/25/2018
9:48 AM
MIL
NYK
12/25/2018
9:03 AM
MIL
NYK
12/25/2018
8:57 AM
MIL
NYK
12/25/2018
8:27 AM
MIL
NYK
12/25/2018
6:27 AM
MIL
NYK
12/25/2018
1:36 AM
MIL
NYK
12/25/2018
12:48 AM
MIL
NYK
12/24/2018
9:45 AM
MIL
NYK
Spread
Spread
12/25/2018
11:03 AM
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
10:51 AM
MIL(-5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
9:48 AM
MIL(-5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
9:03 AM
MIL(-5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
8:57 AM
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
8:27 AM
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
6:27 AM
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
1:36 AM
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
12:48 AM
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/24/2018
9:45 AM
MIL(-5)
-110
NYK
-110
Total
Total
12/25/2018
11:03 AM
110
-110
110
-110
12/25/2018
10:51 AM
110
-110
110
-110
12/25/2018
9:48 AM
109.5
-110
109.5
-110
12/25/2018
9:03 AM
110
-110
110
-110
12/25/2018
8:57 AM
110
-110
110
-110
12/25/2018
8:27 AM
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
12/25/2018
6:27 AM
111
-110
111
-110
12/25/2018
1:36 AM
110.5
-110
110.5
-110
12/25/2018
12:48 AM
111.5
-110
111.5
-110
12/24/2018
9:45 AM
111.5
-110
111.5
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
12/25/2018
12:24 PM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
115.5
-110
115.5
-110
12/25/2018
12:18 PM
MIL
NYK
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
116
-110
116
-110
Money Line
Money Line
12/25/2018
12:24 PM
MIL
NYK
12/25/2018
12:18 PM
MIL
NYK
Spread
Spread
12/25/2018
12:24 PM
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/25/2018
12:18 PM
MIL(-5.5)
-110
NYK
-110
Total
Total
12/25/2018
12:24 PM
115.5
-110
115.5
-110
12/25/2018
12:18 PM
116
-110
116
-110
Props
TeamLineOVERUNDER
2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 115.5 -110 -110