The Rundown: Bucks hold off Knicks, Booker explodes for 51

Published December 1, 2022, 2:30 PMJC Ansis

The Bucks survived the Knicks thanks to a game-clinching 3 from Grayson Allen, and Devin Booker sizzled for 51 points against the Bulls.


Cavaliers 113, Sixers 85
Hawks 125, Magic 108
Celtics 134, Heat 121?
Nets 113, Wizards 107
Bucks 109, Knicks 103
Timberwolves 109, Grizzlies 101
Pelicans 126, Raptors 108
Thunder 119, Spurs 111
Nuggets 120, Rockets 100
Suns 132, Bulls 113
Jazz 125, Clippers 112
Kings 137, Pacers 114
Lakers 128, Trail Blazers 109

What went down

There were 13 games today, most of which were blowouts. But one game that was close all throughout was the Bucks-Knicks game.

Milwaukee and New York went at each other for the entire 48 minutes. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a monster night with 37 points, 13 boards, and seven assists but fouled out of the game with a minute left on the clock trying to block a shot from Mitchell Robinson.

Robinson and Jalen Brunson each made a free throw for New York to tie the game with 47 seconds to go. But on the next possession, Grayson Allen came to the Bucks' rescue, nailing the tiebreaking 3—his lone triple of the game—to put Milwaukee on top.

The Knicks tried to tie the score again but RJ Barrett missed a 3 and the Bucks sealed the deal from the stripe.

Jrue Holiday had 22-6-5 for Milwaukee, while Allen finished with 11. New York, which lost its fourth straight home game, got 26 from Barrett, 18 from Julius Randle, and 17 from Brunson.

Big-time baller

Devin Booker was locked in today against the Bulls. He dropped 51 points, making 20-of-25 shots, including six triples. He also had four rebounds, six assists, and a steal in the blowout win. And he did it in just three quarters.

He became the second player in franchise history to record 50+ points, 5+ assists, and 5+ 3-pointers in a game. The first player to do it was Jamal Crawford in 2019 (51 points, 5 assists, and 7 3pt FGM).

What he said

In this day and age, it's all about fashion and flare in the NBA. When players walk in the tunnel, people are intrigued to see what 'fit they have on. Guys dress to impress and are delighted to see themselves on social media posts where people laud their style. But not all players are about that. Ask Herb Jones.

In an interview with Marc J. Spears, Jones said he prefers to wear their team gear to "save that money."

"I just try to walk in super comfortable. I try to save, man. I’m not worried about what somebody would say about my appearance if my family is doing good or better than what they were."

Wise words, kid.

Did you see that?

Boston rolled out the red carpet for the Royal Highnesses as the Prince and Princess of Wales attended the Celtics-Heat game.