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Knicks try to put disappointment behind them, visit Bucks

(SportsNetwork.com) - New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson may have the support of superstar Carmelo Anthony, but it remains to be seen if it will keep his job secure.

Woodson and the embattled Knicks will pay a visit to the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday in hopes of getting back on track. Woodson said recently he would like to see how the Knicks perform playing with a full deck because Tyson Chandler (leg) has been sidelined and both Raymond Felton (hamstring) and Kenyon Martin (abdomen) are out.

Chandler may return soon and now Amare Stoudemire is expected to miss Wednesday's game with a sore knee.

Anthony gave his coach some support on ESPNNewYork.

"As far as I'm concerned, he's secure right now. I haven't heard anything,' Anthony said. "There's nothing to discuss. He's our coach, and we're rolling with him."

The Knicks are coming off Monday's 102-101 loss at home to the Washington Wizards, as Wizards young guard Bradley Beal returned to action and hit the go-ahead basket with 5.9 seconds remaining. New York opted not to take a timeout and put the game into Anthony's hands, but the NBA's second-leading scorer (26.3 ppg) missed on a running 3-pointer over two defenders.

"I probably should've taken the timeout at the end for sure," Woodson said after his team fell to 7-17. "That's on me."

Anthony poured in 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting and J.R. Smith ended with 18 points for the Knicks, who have lost four of six games since a season-high two-game winning streak.

New York will try to stop a two-game road losing streak Wednesday and is 3-8 away from Madison Square Garden this season.

Milwaukee has struggled to a 5-19 record this season and hopes to get back on track versus the Knicks at the Bradley Center.

The well-rested Bucks dropped a 106-93 decision at Dallas on Saturday, as John Henson led the way with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Brandon Knight scored 16 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 13 for Milwaukee, losers in three straight and 17 of its last 20 games. Antetokounmpo is averaging 12.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in the last three games.

"I think a culmination of injuries, games and travel has played a part in it. We have a couple days off now to regroup. Hopefully we can get back on track," Henson said of the Bucks' recent struggles.

The Bucks still lost with Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki absent because of an illness. They have been without Caron Butler, Carlos Delfino, Larry Sanders and Zaza Pachulia. Gary Neal (foot) is questionable versus the Knicks.

Milwaukee is winless in four straight at home and owns a 2-10 record as the host this season. The Bucks last prevailed at home on Nov. 30 versus Boston.

New York defeated Milwaukee, 90-83, on Oct. 30 at MSG and has won six in a row in this series. The Knicks, though, have lost six of nine games in Brew City.

12/18 10:18:57 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
 
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
5th
BOS 0
BAL 4
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
3rd
CHI 62
WAS 51
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
2nd
MON 1
TAM 1
 
10:00pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3