Bucks-Knicks Game Review: The Pat Connaughton Game
Milwaukee Bucks played their third game in four nights against New York. It was also the second time they played New York in the last week. In the first game, Milwaukee kicked the shit out of them for the first three quarters of the game. Then the Knicks came back with a fury and buried Milwaukee. Much of the same happened in this one. Except for when the Knicks came back, Pat Connaughton and Grayson Allen were there to stop it. Connaughton had 15 fourth-quarter points and finished with a team-high 23 to beat the New York Knicks last night, 112-100. The bucks are back to .500 and have won two games in a row. Here’s the recap from yours truly last night.
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Connaughton’s journey was a weird one last season. Everyone and I mean everyone, ragged on general manager Jon Horst for giving him a three-year deal. Many people called a deal to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo happy because Giannis and Pat are workout buddies. But then in the postseason, Pat found the ability to hit big shots and once that happened, it never fucking stopped. Connaughton has become a clutch role player for the Bucks that is an integral part of Milwaukee’s success. Now, everyone is a fan of Pat.
Allen had another big game for the Bucks as well. He’s been a focal point of conversation for Bucks’ fans recently considering his good play of late. Allen must have gotten the vibes from the Duke team who played on that same court on Tuesday night. Allen finished with only 15 points, but he hit some big shots down the stretch. If it wasn’t Connaughton making a big shot, it was Allen.