From Jamal Collier:
The Milwaukee Bucks are the NBA’s last remaining unbeaten team, improving to 4-0 with a 119-108 victory against the New York Knicks on Friday night.
It’s the fourth time in franchise history the Bucks have started a season at least 4-0 and their best start since 2018-19, when they rattled off seven straight victories en route to 60 wins and the league’s best record.
“We have a very good team, but we got to stay humble as much as we can,” Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo said after Friday’s game. “I remember the year, 2018-19, we had the 7-0 start to the season, but we didn’t win the championship. [The 4-0 start] doesn’t really matter.”
Antetokounmpo nearly put up a triple-double against New York on Friday night, finishing with 30 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists to help carry Milwaukee to another victory despite starting the season without two key rotation players in forward Khris Middleton (wrist) and guard Pat Connaughton (calf).
This was a weird game, because the Knicks played so poorly that they likely would have lost had the Bucks had the Bucks not played well, but the Bucks DID play well, so it was never really in doubt in the second half.
So I really don’t know how much this loss said about this current Knicks team. When they have bad games against good teams, they lose. But is it a fluky bad performance? That’s what we don’t know at this point.
It is hilarious that RJ scored 20. Too funny.