Posted April 11, 2012 on
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Mike Dunleavy Jr.
New York Knicks
J.R. Smith hit a 3-pointer for the lead with 1:04 left, and the New York Knicks held on to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-107 on Wednesday night in a game that could turn out to be critical to both teams' playoff hopes.
Carmelo Anthony had 32 points and 10 rebounds, while Tyson Chandler added 19 points for the Knicks, who took a two-game lead on Milwaukee for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Smith had 14 points off the bench.
Monta Ellis had 35 points and Brandon Jennings added 22 for the Bucks, who were coming off a 20-point loss to Oklahoma City at home on Monday.
The Bucks had won two of three games with the Knicks before Wednesday, and a win would have given them a head-to-head tiebreaker edge.
Milwaukee led 88-84 going into the fourth quarter, then started the period with a quick 6-2 run to take a 94-86 lead. Ekpe Udoh, the other player the Bucks obtained in last month's trade for Ellis, scored a pair of inside baskets during the run.
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Carmelo Anthony had 32 points and 10 rebounds and J.R. Smith made a 3-pointer for the go-ahead score as the visiting New York Knicks edged the Milwaukee Bucks 111-107. The Knicks (30-28) took a two-game edge on the Bucks (28-30) for eighth in the Eastern Conference and also evened their season series at two games apiece. Tyson Chandler had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks...
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