Balanced Bucks cruise past short-handed Knicks 112-97

NEW YORK (AP) — Khris Middleton scored 24 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 112-97 victory over the short-handed New York Knicks on Sunday, Dec. 12.

One of seven Bucks in double-digit scoring, Antetokounmpo finished with 20 points, 11 assists and 10 rebound triple-double.

Antetokounmpo also passed 13,000 career points during Sunday's victory.

Milwaukee never trailed as it won its second straight game and 10th out of 12 overall.

New York has lost three in a row and seven of 10. In his first NBA start, Quentin Grimes scored 27 for the Knicks and set a team record for the most 3-pointers made in a game by a rookie with seven.

Grimes replaced R.J. Barrett in the starting lineup.

Derrick Rose replaced Alec Burks and scored 18 points.

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