Balanced Bucks cruise past short-handed Knicks 112-97

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Dec 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-12 15:50:38-05

NEW YORK (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 24 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo just missed a triple-double to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-97 victory over the short-handed New York Knicks.

One of seven Bucks in double-digit scoring, Antetokounmpo finished with 20 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds. Milwaukee never trailed as it won its second straight game and 10th out of 12 overall. New York has lost three in a row and seven of 10.

In his first NBA start, Quentin Grimes scored 27 for the Knicks and set a team record for the most 3-pointers made in a game by a rookie with seven. Grimes replaced R.J. Barrett in the starting lineup. Derrick Rose replaced Alec Burks and scored 18 points.

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