The New York Knicks host the Milwaukee Bucks for a Saturday afternoon matinee at 12 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks (26-40), winners of five straight, stand just 3.5 games back of the Atlanta Hawks for the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference. Every game is considered a must-win with 16 contests remaining in the regular season schedule. New York has averaged 114.4 points per game and has shot 50.2 percent from the floor since March 5, both among the league best.
The Bucks (13-52) are 1-2 against New York this season, and the last time these two teams met in Madison Square Garden was Opening Night when the Knicks handed the visiting Bucks a 90-83 loss. Th Knicks are 4-0 in their past four games against the Bucks in New York City.
Projected Starters (NYK): Raymond Felton, J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Amare’ Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler
Projected Starters (MIL): Brandon Knight, Nate Wolters, Khris Middleton, Ersan Ilyasova, Zaza Pachulia