Head Coach Scott Skiles
On the win ...
"Obviously the good start carried us. We got off to a great start. We know when we're sitting over there it's probably not going to go through the game, we're probably not going to win 128-36, it's probably not going to happen. They outscored us in the second and third [quarters] by 20 points, 63-43, I believe is what it was. It was a pretty good defensive game, got good offensive contributions from guys, moved the ball well again, and played pretty well again."
On keys to the first quarter outburst ...
"When that happens, it's always two things - it's always you usually have some pretty good juice and the other team's maybe a little bit slow to start. The ball was moving, as I said, guys were knocking down shots, our defense was pretty solid. Obviously we needed that cushion, that was big for us."
Guard John Salmons
On which is more valuable - if the Bucks would've blown out the Knicks, or closing out a tight game against a tough opponent ...
"You always want the blowout, you never want it to come down to what it came down to, but at the same time, we did hit some good shots at the end. We got some stops, so that helped us to grow a little bit. If we get a big lead like that, there is no way possible you can give a lead up like that."
On keys to the win ...
"It's positive we came out with a lot of energy. We knew it was a big game, we knew we needed to win and we came out playing like that. The downs, we let them come back, but another positive is that we held them off."
On key to Bucks pulling away from Knicks, despite Knicks keeping it close when Bucks led in almost every major statistical category ...
"I just think we came out with a lot of energy. We were hitting our shots early, on defense we were locked in. We just had a great first quarter that let us get out to that big lead."
Forward Carlos Delfino
On keys to another solid shooting night ...
"We are sharing the ball. Most of the time, I'm shooting by myself. We move the ball and try to play together and when we do it, it's better for everyone."
On whether the energy level of the game and crowd helped feed the Bucks energy ...
"We know the fans were great, they push us all the time, especially when these kind of teams are fighting with us for the playoffs. We know it's our sixth man, so it's great."
- Carlos Delfino led the Bucks with a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds. Amar'e Stoudemire finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Knicks.
- Brandon Jennings was one assist shy of a triple-double (14 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists).
- The Bucks starters accounted for 98 of the team's 100 points. Milwaukee is now 5-1 when all five starters score in double figures.
- The Bucks opened the first 9:47 of the game on a 28-7 run led by Carlos Delfino's 10 points. During that span the Bucks held the Knicks to 3-20 (15.0 percent) from the field.
- The Bucks led after the first quarter 32-9. The nine points allowed marks a new season low for Bucks opponent scoring in a quarter (previous was 12 points in the 2nd quarter against New Jersey on Jan. 29). The Bucks shot a scorching 57.9 percent from the floor in the opening quarter while New York was limited to 16.0 percent.
- New York used a 32-15 second quarter to close the deficit to six points after falling behind by 23 points. John Salmons had 15 points to lead all scorers at halftime and Chauncey Billups paced the Knicks with 13 points at the break.
- The Bucks hung on to their lead after three quarters, 75-72. John Salmons and Carlos Delfino led the Bucks with 18 points apiece and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored 17.
- The starting lineup consisting of Brandon Jennings, John Salmons, Carlos Delfino, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, and Andrew Bogut improves to 6-5.
- Today's game was the third of four meetings between the Bucks and Knicks. The two teams will play each other again for the final time this year this Friday in New York.
- Luc Richard Mbah a Moute tied a season high with 19 points today. He also set career highs in free throw makes and attempts today (13-13 FT). He tied Corey Maggette with the most free throws made by a Bucks player this year. The three blocks for Mbah a Moute ties a season high.
- New York tied a season-low in turnovers with six. This is the fourth time they have recorded six turnovers.
- When Carlos Delfino makes three or more 3-pointers Milwaukee is now 8-3. Delfino recorded his first double-double of the season today. It is also the first time Delfino has snatched 10 or more rebounds in a game this year.
- Chauncey Billups fouled out for the first time this season. Billups finished the game with 21 points and four assists.
- Andrew Bogut's 12 rebounds is the 32nd time this season the center has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in a game. He has led the Bucks in rebounding in 38 games now. The 13 points to go along with those boards gives Bogut his 21st double-double of the year.
- With the victory today the Bucks have won their first Sunday game of the season. They are now 1-2 when playing on Sundays and will not have another Sunday game this season.