Saturday , Mar , 04 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Struggling Knicks begin road trip in Milwaukee

(Sports Network) – The lowly New York Knicks begin a three-game road trip when
they visit the Milwaukee Bucks tonight at the Bradley Center.

This is the third meeting of the campaign between the squads. In the two
previous contests, Milwaukee beat the Knicks on December 12th at Madison
Square Garden and on December 30th at the Bradley Center.

The Bucks have won three straight and four of the last five meetings in this
series. New York has lost five of its last six contests at Milwaukee.

New York will try and halt a six-game losing streak this evening. On Friday,
Ben Gordon drained the go-ahead three-pointer with 31.7 seconds remaining, and
the Chicago Bulls pulled away for a 108-101 win over the Knicks at Madison
Square Garden.

Steve Francis finished with 18 points and Quentin Richardson netted 16 for the
Knicks, who have lost six in a row and 22 of their last 24 games overall.

Malik Rose contributed season-highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds and Stephon
Marbury ended with 15 points for New York, which blew a double-digit second-
half lead.

The Knicks are a brutal 4-25 as the visitor this season. They have lost 12 in
a row on the road. The last time New York picked up a win away from home was
on January 10th at Cleveland.

New York is also scheduled to visit Indiana and Charlotte on the current road
trip.

The Bucks attempt to get back on the winning track this evening. On Wednesday,
Shawn Marion posted 29 points and pulled sown 18 rebounds as the Phoenix Suns
downed Milwaukee 123-110 at US Airways Center.

Michael Redd scored 37 points to in the loss to Phoenix for the Bucks, who had
a two-game winning streak halted. Rookie Andrew Bogut scored 15 points, while
T.J. Ford netted 13 and Charlie Bell scored 12 points. Bobby Simmons scored 11
and center Jamaal Magloire contributed eight points and 11 boards in defeat.

Milwaukee, which will host Sacramento on Wednesday in the finale of a brief
two-game homestand, is a solid 17-11 as the host this season. The Bucks have
dropped two in a row at the Bradley Center.

The Knicks are scheduled to host the Bucks on April 14th at Madison Square
Garden in the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the squads.

MIL NYK