Christmas Day started off instead properly for the Bucks. The East’s No. 2 seed tipped off its vacation festivities with a 109-95 victory over the New York Knicks in Milwaukee’s first Christmas Day recreation considering 1977. Forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led all scorers with 30 points whilst rookie protect Kevin Knox led the way for the Knicks with 21 points.

Neither crew acquired off to an rather warm start in the first half as both groups have been held to beneath forty percent shooting. The Bucks did join on four of their first six field-goal attempts, but things did not precisely continue to be that way. The Knicks ended up putting round at some stage in the majority of the first 1/2 and trailed by using just two factors at halftime. However, Milwaukee woke up in the third quarter as it outscored New York 36-22 in the body to take manipulate of the game. Antetokounmpo scored 17 of his 30 factors over the last 24 minutes to help put matters out of reach. The Bucks shot nearly 45 percentage from the flooring when it was once all stated and done. On the different hand, the Knicks shot just 36.5 percent from the area regardless of all five starters finishing in double figures.