Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/28/12
MILWAUKEE -- Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and had eight rebounds as the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-88 Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Steve Novak, who grew up in the Milwaukee area, played collegiately at Marquette, had one of his best games of the young season, finishing with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting while going 5 of 7 from beyond the 3-point line. Five Knicks scored in double-digits as New York (10-4) won for just the second time in its last five games. Fresh of the heels of a 27-point comeback against the Bulls in Chicago on Monday night, Milwaukee struggled to get into a rhythm and had difficulty containing Anthony. With defensive specialist Luc Richard Mbah a Moute yet to play this season while recovering from off-season knee surgery, the Bucks relied on rookie John Henson, and big men Epke Udoh and Larry Sanders to cover Anthony. On offense, the Bucks shot 45 percent (33 for 72) but were 5-for-13 on three-point attempts. Beno Udrih and Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 18 points each while Monta Ellis added 17 and Marquis Daniels scored 11. Milwaukee caught a break in the final seconds of the first quarter. Anthony grabbed the rebound on Beno Udrih's failed 3-pointer and attempted a break down the sideline. Ellis made a perfect steal, drew the foul and connected on a pair of 3-pointers to give Milwaukee a 26-23 lead after one quarter. Novak's 3-pointer with 6:04 left in the half pushed the Knicks to a five-point lead at 38-33. The Bucks would cut into the lead but back-to-back 3-pointers by Novak and Anthony kept New York ahead. The Knicks quickly pushed the lead into double digits and went into halftime up, 58-48. NOTES: Knicks guard Jason Kidd was not with the team Wednesday and missed his second consecutive game because of back spasms. ... Ronnie Brewer was in the Knicks' starting lineup despite injuring his finger at practice Wednesday morning. ... Henson made his second consecutive start in place of the struggling Ersan Ilyasova.
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