NYK New York Knicks 96
New York Knicks Knicks Overall (9-27)
ATS (15-19-2)
O/U (19-17)
December 27 2018
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MIL Milwaukee Bucks 112
Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Overall (24-10)
ATS (18-14-2)
O/U (17-16-1)
Final
Money Line Total: 227½ Spread ATS
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503 New York Knicks +900 Under -110 (+14) -110 UNDER: 208
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504 Milwaukee Bucks -1700 Over -110 (-14) -110 Cover: 2
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Final
Money Line Total: 227½ Spread ATS
503 NYK +900 Under: -110 (+14) -110 UNDER: 208
504 MIL -1700 Over: -110 (-14) -110 Cover: 2
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/27/2018
7:09 PM
MIL
-1700
NYK
+900
12/27/2018
6:48 PM
MIL
-1700
NYK
+925
12/27/2018
9:33 AM
MIL
-1700
NYK
+925
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
MIL
-1700
NYK
+925
12/27/2018
9:06 AM
MIL
-1700
NYK
+925
12/27/2018
8:57 AM
MIL
-1500
NYK
+850
12/27/2018
8:27 AM
MIL
-1500
NYK
+850
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/27/2018
7:09 PM
MIL(-14)
-110
NYK
-110
12/27/2018
6:48 PM
MIL(-14.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/27/2018
9:33 AM
MIL(-14.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
MIL(-14.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/27/2018
9:06 AM
MIL(-14.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/27/2018
8:57 AM
MIL(-14.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/27/2018
8:27 AM
MIL(-14.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/27/2018
8:00 AM
MIL(-14.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/27/2018
3:27 AM
MIL(-14.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/26/2018
10:06 PM
MIL(-14.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/26/2018
7:27 PM
MIL(-14.5)
-110
NYK
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/27/2018
7:09 PM
227½
-110
227½
-110
12/27/2018
6:48 PM
227½
-110
227½
-110
12/27/2018
9:33 AM
228
-110
228
-110
12/27/2018
9:09 AM
227
-110
227
-110
12/27/2018
9:06 AM
226½
-110
226½
-110
12/27/2018
8:57 AM
226½
-110
226½
-110
12/27/2018
8:27 AM
225½
-110
225½
-110
12/27/2018
8:00 AM
225½
-110
225½
-110
12/27/2018
3:27 AM
225
-110
225
-110
12/26/2018
10:06 PM
224½
-110
224½
-110
12/26/2018
7:27 PM
224
-110
224
-110
Recap

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo held down his usual spot atop the stat sheet, though his most important contribution was keeping his cool.

Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 25 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 112-96 on Thursday night for their sixth win in seven games.

Antetokounmpo was assessed a technical foul, but remained in the game after a brief altercation midway through the fourth quarter with Enes Kanter, who was ejected.

"I think it's one of his strengths," said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer. "We've talked about during this season, there can be frustration when things are missed, or you see things certain ways. He just tends to keep his focus, keep his composure, go to the next play."

The Bucks swept the home-and-home series, having won at New York 109-95 on Christmas. Milwaukee is a season-high 14 games above .500.

Luke Kornet, making his first start of the season in place of Kanter, tied a career high with 23 points, and Noah Vonleh added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks. New York, playing without leading scorer Tim Hardaway Jr. because of an illness, lost its sixth straight.

Kanter was ejected with 9:56 left in the fourth quarter after being assessed two technical fouls. Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and was knocked down by Kanter, although no foul was called. The two got into a brief altercation as Antetokounmpo ran back up the court. After a review, each player was called for a technical, then Kanter was called for a second.

Kanter was hit near his eye on the previous play at the other end, eventually requiring three stitches.

"I shot the ball and I was trying to go get the rebound, offensive rebound," Kanter said. "I think Thon Maker's elbow just glanced against my eye and it started bleeding. And then on the other side I think Giannis was driving the basket and I stopped him. They didn't even call a foul. And then we just got into it a little bit. And then my eye was bleeding and they said, 'you need stitches.' So I went in the back and the doctor just give me three stitches. Now you guys are telling me I got ejected."

With half a quarter to play and the Knicks within 91-82, Antetokounmpo said it was important he remain in the game.

"At the end of the day, I have to help my team and close out the game," Antetokounmpo said. "We had like eight or nine minutes left and I was just thinking about closing out the game. I just do not like when dirty plays happen that risk my health or my teammates' health. I don't like that."

Referee Brian Forte said there were two situations that led to Kanter's ejection.

"During instant replay review for the altercation, we observed an unsportsmanlike act by Kanter and that is what led to his first technical foul," Forte told a pool reporter.

"After the out-of-bounds foul, Giannis and Kanter came face-to-face and so they were both assessed dead ball technical fouls," Forte said.

Milwaukee used an 18-2 run midway through the second quarter to open a 44-37 lead. The Bucks extended the lead to 87-77 entering the final period.

The Bucks, who entered second in the league in both 3-pointers made and attempted, missed their first eight 3-point attempts.

New York went up 23-13 on Kevin Knox's 3-pointer with 4:40 left in the first quarter, but Milwaukee responded with an 11-2 run.

TIP-INS

Knicks: New York opened a six-game road trip, which now heads west for five games that include teams with four of the six best records in the Western Conference. "I think it's good for us," Knicks coach David Fizdale said. "Fifteen days out and just us, together going through the gauntlet of good teams. I think that's a great experience for this team."

Bucks: Milwaukee opened a six-game homestand against the Knicks, who entered 9-26. Of the next five opponents, only Toronto (26-10) is above .500.

BUCKS HAVE KNICKS NUMBER

The Bucks won the season series 3-1, the third straight season series win against the Knicks. Milwaukee has won eight of the last nine against the Knicks, including five straight at home.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Visit Utah on Saturday.

Bucks: Host Brooklyn on Saturday.

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Matchup
Knicks Overall
W/L 9-27
ATS 15-19-2
Pts For 107.8
Pts Against 115.6
Total 19-17
Knicks Away
W/L 5-15
ATS 9-10-1
Pts For 107.1
Pts Against 116.8
Total 12-8
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-27
7:00 PM
at Bucks L 112-96 L (14) U (227.5)
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)
Avg. Points For 105.9
Avg. Points Against 117.2
ATS 2-8
Over/Under 5-5
Bucks Overall
W/L 24-10
ATS 18-14-2
Pts For 116.5
Pts Against 107.7
Total 17-16-1
Bucks Home
W/L 15-3
ATS 11-6-1
Pts For 119.3
Pts Against 105.9
Total 10-7-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-27
7:00 PM
Knicks W 112-96 W (-14) U (227.5)
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)
Avg. Points For 108.1
Avg. Points Against 101.7
ATS 6-3-1
Over/Under 2-8
Scoring
Knicks
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Luke Kornet (C) 33:348-17 47.1%7-11 63.6%0-0 0%1350111-823
Noah Vonleh (F) 34:555-10 50%2-3 66.7%3-3 100%31320342215
Emmanuel Mudiay (G) 27:156-15 40%0-3 0%1-2 50%0360100-1413
Kevin Knox (F) 38:414-15 26.7%1-6 16.7%3-6 50%1601015-1912
Courtney Lee (G) 23:064-7 57.1%0-2 0%1-1 100%1223010-99
Enes Kanter (C) 14:264-9 44.4%0-0 0%0-0 0%2501012-88
Allonzo Trier (G) 18:372-10 20%1-2 50%2-2 100%0240112-147
Frank Ntilikina (G) 20:452-5 40%1-2 50%0-0 0%2521014-25
Damyean Dotson (G) 28:411-9 11.1%1-2 50%1-2 50%0402004-84
Trey Burke (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tim Hardaway Jr. (F-G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
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
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
Lance Thomas (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Bucks
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Giannis Antetokounmpo (F) 34:4210-20 50%1-4 25%10-14 71.4%21481463-231
Khris Middleton (F) 32:3510-17 58.8%1-3 33.3%4-4 100%1650021125
Brook Lopez (C) 26:047-14 50%3-6 50%0-0 0%1310111517
Malcolm Brogdon (G) 31:216-11 54.5%2-3 66.7%1-1 100%03210421115
D.J. Wilson (F) 20:474-8 50%1-2 50%1-1 100%314102101710
Eric Bledsoe (G) 30:513-7 42.9%2-5 40%0-0 0%1521002118
George Hill (G) 20:211-7 14.3%0-2 0%1-1 100%231100473
Tony Snell (G) 17:171-3 33.3%1-2 50%0-0 0%0100201213
Sterling Brown (G) 13:270-2 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%040001030
Thon Maker (C-F) 12:350-4 0%0-4 0%0-0 0%140020060
Pat Connaughton (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Donte DiVincenzo (G) 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
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/27/2018
9:33 AM
MIL(-8.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/27/2018
9:18 AM
MIL(-8.5)
-110
NYK
-110
12/27/2018
8:45 AM
MIL(-8.5)
-110
NYK
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/27/2018
9:33 AM
116½
-110
116½
-110
12/27/2018
9:18 AM
116
-110
116
-110
12/27/2018
8:45 AM
115½
-110
115½
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/27/2018
8:03 PM
MIL(-6.5)
-110
NYK
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/27/2018
8:03 PM
110½
-110
110½
-110
Props
TeamLineOVERUNDER
2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 110.5 -110 -110