MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Knight made a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left and finished with 25 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 101-98 victory Monday night over the New York Knicks.
Knight took a couple dribbles, then quickly fired his 3 from the wing with Raymond Felton leaping into the air. Felton turned in disbelief as Knight rushed down the other end to celebrate.
The Knicks had one last chance, though Carmelo Anthony misfired on a deep 3. He finished with 36 points.
New York rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but ended up falling to the worst team in the NBA.
Khris Middleton added 19 points and a season-high five 3s for Milwaukee, which also snapped a seven-game skid to New York.
Rookie Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points and sparked the crowd with a rousing dunk in the fourth quarter, while Zaza Pachulia also gave the Bucks a lift off the bench with 12 points and seven rebounds.
New York was usually never more than a few possessions away and the last few minutes got even tighter.
Anthony hesitated before firing up a 3 with 19 seconds left to tie the game at 98 before Knight's last-second heroics.
Unlike most of the rest of the season, the Bucks had a counterpunch for every Knicks spurt.
Knight's back-door layup off a pretty feed by Pachulia with 27.5 seconds left gave Milwaukee a three-point lead to answer Raymond Felton's 3 on the previous possession.
Middleton hit a 3 with 2:44 left that was answered on the next possession by Anthony's own 3 about 17 seconds for another tie.
Anthony finished 13 of 25 from the field and 5 of 10 from 3-point range, while Tyson Chandler had seven points and 10 rebounds but was just 1 of 6 from the foul line.
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