We have seen earlier this season that some of the top NBA teams are basically just taking schedule losses where they find reasons to rest all of their top guys and luckily for the Knicks, that’s precisely what the Bucks are doing tonight, finding “injuries” for almost their entire rotation, including four of their five starters.
This was a huge break for the Knicks. The ‘Bockers hadn’t beaten a team that currently has a winning record since the middle of February and hadn’t beaten a team with a winning record at the time they played them since the first week of February, so this not only gives them an easy opportunity to fix that stat, it will also put them two games over .500 for the first time since they were 17-15 in 2017-18 (actually, as I write that, that really isn’t that far off from 24-22, but still).
What a great stroke of luck for the Knicks.
Let’s go accept the Bucks’ gift, Knicks!