The Milwaukee Bucks fought back from an early deficit and held a 8-point lead in the fourth quarter last night, only to fall to the New York Knicks 111-107 at the Bradley Center.
With 8-games left to play, the loss deals the Bucks a big blow in their attempt to qualify for the Eastern Conference playoffs. They trail the Knicks by 2-games for the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
The Knicks J.R. Smith hit a 3-pointer with 1:04 left to give the Knicks the lead for good.
Carmelo Anthony had 32 points and 10 rebounds while Tyson Chandler added 19 points for the Knicks.
Monta Ellis had 35 points and Brandon Jennings 22 for the Bucks. Milwaukee plays at Detroit on Friday night and will host Indiana on Saturday, putting themselves into a must win.
The Bucks trailed by 14 points in the first quarter but battled back to tie the game 62-62 at halftime. They led 94-86 with 9:24 left in the game.