Posted February 04, 2014

Video: Bucks’ Brandon Knight beats Knicks with game-winning three-pointer

Ben Golliver, Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks

Bucks guard Brandon Knight hit a game-winning three-pointer with two seconds remaining to lift Milwaukee to a 101-98 home victory over New York on Monday.

The shot came as a direct answer to a game-tying three-pointer by Carmelo Anthony on New York’s previous possession.

With less than 20 seconds remaining and the shot clock turned off, Knight milked the clock near mid-court as Milwaukee spread the court so that he could work one-on-one against Raymond Felton. As the clock hit four seconds, Knight shifted towards the right angle, using a pair of quick crossovers to get Felton back on his heels. Sensing the opportunity, Knight then pulled up quickly from beyond the arc and swished his three-pointer before celebrating with a swinging fist pump.

“They had been switching on pick-and-rolls all night and the shot clock was winding down, so I just didn’t want to get into a situation where they could trap me or just switch,” Knight said, according to the Journal Sentinel.

Anthony tried to tie the game again with a desperation three at the buzzer but the shot was no good.

Upping the frustration factor for Knicks fans: the 22-year-old Knight is shooting just 33.3 percent from deep on the season and just 28.8 percent on three-pointers from the right angle.

Knight finished with a team-high 25 points (on 10-for-23 shooting and 4-for-8 from downtown), seven assists and three rebounds. Khris Middleton added 19 points (on 6-for-9 shooting), four rebounds and three assists for the Bucks.

Anthony finished with a game-high 36 points (on 13-for-25 shooting), five rebounds and three assists. J.R. Smith added 30 points (on 9-for-17 shooting), seven rebounds and three assists for the Knicks in a losing effort.

Milwaukee improved its league-worst record to 9-39 with the victory. New York dropped to 19-29 with their second straight loss.

2 comments
DAJS6
DAJS6

If Brandon Knight was shooting 33% from the arc and 28% from the right side and he made that shot, you know that's clutch!

DAJS6
DAJS6

Watched the game, great shot by Brandon Knight. He has been playing well. It's looking like the Bucks did better in the Brandon Jennings for Brandon Knight and Khris Middleton deal. Not only is Brandon Knight playing well but also Khris Middleton. While Brandon Jennings in Detroit is the same Brandon Jennings that was in Milwaukee.


It would be hard for Joe Dumars to watch this game with Brandon Knight, Khris Middleton and Carmelo Anthony all playing well, two guys he gave up on and one his biggest draft mistake.


Brandon Knight is right up there with guys like Kyrie Irving and John Wall. While the Pistons would probably be better off trading Jennings for Rajon Rondo.