Takeaways from Milwaukee Bucks’ bounce back win over New York Knicks

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 28 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, New York Knicks: Nerlens Noel
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – JANUARY 28. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

The Milwaukee Bucks’ Big 3 clocked in a fantastic effort as they overpowered the New York Knicks

Heading into last night’s game, the Bucks had an 18-4 overall record in games when their Big 3 all shared the floor. One of those rare losses came in Wednesday’s defeat to the Cavaliers, and the star trio made sure that they would not suffer a second straight loss with these three playing.

First and foremost, Giannis Antetokounmpo was sensational in this game by tallying 38 points on an efficient 12-of-19 shooting from the floor, including 2-of-6 from long distance. Whether the Greek Freak was in attack mode at the basket, pulling from mid-range, or hoisting a 3-pointer, he looked determined to ensure the Bucks secured this victory. His aggressive approach earned him 16 foul shots on the night as he was hounded by the Knicks, but Antetokounmpo made good on the opportunity as he knocked down 12 of them.

To go along with his dominant scoring barrage, Antetokounmpo outright stuffed the stat sheet with 13 rebounds, five assists, a steal, and this gorgeous pass to Allen for a triple.

Meanwhile, it was far from Khris Middleton’s best shooting night as he went just 7-of-18 from the floor. Most of that can be attributed to his lackluster 1-of-7 outing from three, as Middleton could not find much success from out there. Regardless, Middleton chipped in 20 points of his own as he shot it quite well from everywhere but 3-point range. He added seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals to cap off a solid night for him. Then there was Holiday, who was recently discussed and had himself a tremendous bounce-back game with his 24 points and 10 assists.

An impressive 82 points, 25 rebounds, and 19 assists from the Big 3 was enough to push the Bucks’ record to 19-4 when the Milwaukee Bucks’ top trio plays together.

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This trio will look to keep the ball rolling as they welcome the Denver Nuggets to town this Sunday at 6:00 p.m. CST. Be sure to catch the action on Bally Sports Wisconsin.