The Milwaukee Bucks came close, but couldn't quite manage to end their current slide their last time out.

Now, the Bucks will look to avoid their longest losing streak of the season when they visit the New York Knicks on Friday.

Milwaukee (19-36) lost its sixth straight on Wednesday, falling 136-129 in two overtimes at Indiana. The Bucks also lost six in a row from Jan. 17-26.

Wednesday's defeat came a day after an 84-83 home loss to Detroit. Only one of Milwaukee's losses during its current slide has been by more than eight points.

"We're right there, it's just a matter of finishing games off," said Michael Redd, who scored 38 points against the Pacers. "There's no quit in us and we have a lot of heart, but it's frustrating when you lose in double overtime."

The Bucks came back from a five-point deficit with 26 second left in regulation, and closed a four-point gap in the final minutes of the first overtime before faltering in the second OT.

"We're struggling with closing out games," coach Terry Stotts said. "It's always one thing or another that prevents us from winning - whether it be a defensive stop, hitting free throws or whatever."

Redd was playing in his second game after missing 20 because of a left patellar tendon strain. He had 17 points in just under 30 minutes against the Pistons.

"Tired, sore and I'm mad," he said Wednesday when asked how he felt. "It's frustrating to lose a tough one like this."

Mo Williams chipped in with 24 points and 10 assists for the Bucks, who have dropped 10 of their last 11 and are just 3-21 since Jan. 3. Forward Charlie Villanueva missed his third straight game with a sprained right ankle.

The Bucks have won five of their last seven meetings with the Knicks (24-31) and three of five at Madison Square Garden. New York is coming off its third loss in five games overall, 104-84 at Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Eddy Curry scored 22 points and Jamal Crawford added 14 for the Knicks, who defeated Orlando 100-94 at home on Tuesday.

"Our desire and intensity just faded and went out the window," coach Isiah Thomas said. "We have to make a decision of how bad do we really want it. Our fans want it right now more than our players want it right now. There's no explanation for what happened here tonight other than just a matter of desire."

New York has won four straight at home, one shy of its season high.

"We have to find a way to win a couple games on the road and keep building on it," Curry said. "Anytime we have a setback like this, we'll probably win the next game and find ourselves in the same position as this. We just have to find a way to stay in the same groove."

Forward Quentin Richardson left Wednesday's game in the third quarter with a bruised left shoulder, and forward David Lee missed the game with the flu.


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