Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points, delivering his highest total in two months without the injured Amare Stoudemire and Jeremy Lin, and the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 89-80 on Monday night.
Kris Humphries had a career-high 31 points and 18 rebounds for New Jersey, which lost its second straight without point guard Deron Williams.
The Nets fell to Milwaukee Bucks, 92-85 on Sunday night, spoiling Brook Lopez’s return.
The Bucks won for the sixth time in their last seven trips to New York, where they played better than a Knicks team that has lost five straight overall and heard frequent boos after turning the ball over or missing shots right at the rim all night.
Brandon Jennings scored a season-high 37 points, 16 during Milwaukee’s second straight dominant start against New York, and the Bucks sent the Knicks to their fifth consecutive loss, 102-96 on Friday night.
Times aren’t so great for the Knicks following their blockbuster trade for Carmelo Anthony. “For everyone to get 100 percent on the same page, it might take next season,” Carmelo said after the Knicks’ loss on Sunday.
New York never got a chance to tie it in the final seconds despite desperation 3s by Anthony and Fields that twice cut the lead to three points.
Carlos Delfino scored 26 points, making a career-high eight 3-pointers, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New Jersey Nets 110-95 on Friday night to halt a three-game losing streak.
It was a great night in the Big Apple as Carmelo Anthony & Chauncey Billups made their Knicks debuts, and the night culminated with a 114-108 win over the Bucks with the two newest Knickerbockers playing a big role.
The crowd roared as soon as the words hit Madison Square Garden’s overhead video board. “I was born in Brooklyn, New York,” it read. And what a homecoming it was for Carmelo Anthony.
Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and 10 rebounds, hitting a pair of clutch buckets down the stretch as the New York Knicks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-108 on Wednesday night in his Knicks debut.
Its official… All the physicals are complete and the league has given their stamp of approval. Say it with me – Carmelo Anthony is officially a member of the New York Knicks.
Andrew Bogut had 17 points and 18 rebounds and Brandon Jennings had two points in his return after missing 19 games because of a broken foot to help the Milwaukee Bucks win their third consecutive game, 91-81 over the New Jersey Nets.
Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 24 points against his former teammates to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 115-92 victory over the New Jersey Nets.
Brandon Jennings scored 19 points, Drew Gooden added 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks broke out of an early season shooting slump to beat the New York Knicks 107-80 on Tuesday night.