With 9-games left in the regular season, the Milwaukee Bucks face a crucial test
tonight when they host the New York Knicks at the Bradley Center.
The Knicks dropped a 98-86 decision to the Bulls in Chicago last night and their lead over the Bucks for the 8th and final Eastern Conference playoff spot is down to 1-game. The Bucks can even things up with a victory over New York tonight.
The Knicks have put more of an emphasis on defense this season, especially since Mike Woodson has taken over for Mike D’Antoni, who recently resigned. The Knicks currently rank 11th in the league, averaging just 94.5 points per game.
The Bucks have won two of the three games already played this season. A win tonight would give them the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Knicks. The Bucks have also won 4-straight against the Knicks in games played at the Bradley Center.