MILWAUKEE -- Andrea Bargnani threw up a 3 after the Knicks came out of a timeout late in the first overtime.
With the Knicks leading 94-92, J.R. Smith inbounded the ball to Beno Udrih with 33 seconds left in the opening extra session. Udrih dished off to Carmelo Anthony, who missed, but Tyson Chandler grabbed the rebound.
The Knicks worked the ball around the perimeter before it landed in Bargnani's hands with 11.9 seconds to play. He missed his 3-pointer, and the Bucks rebounded the errant shot and quickly called a timeout.
Khris Middleton inbounded the ball to Brandon Knight, who drove to the hoop but missed on his layup attempt, possibly due to Chandler bearing down on him. John Henson, though, worked his way around Chandler and tipped in the miss to tie the game.
Anthony missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Chandler could have been upset by the miscue, but he wasn't.
“I told him after he did that, 'You know what, don’t even worry about it,'" Chandler said. "'That’s what you got teammates for. We’ll cover for you. We’ll get this win. All will be forgotten, good learning experience."
Head coach Mike Woodson was left scratching his head on the play.
“I don’t know if he thought we were down,” Woodson said. “This is a game of inches, and, obviously, he had something else going through his mind at the time.”
Udrih runs the offense: Beno Udrih ran the Knicks’ offense and ended up scoring a season-high 21 points against his former team.
“He did a great job,” head coach Mike Woodson said. “Beno is more of a scoring point guard, which is fine with me, but he made some good decisions with the basketball and made some big shots when it counted."
Udrih, who was 8-of-12 from the floor, had five assists, four rebounds and two steals. He made 5 of 7 3-point shots.
Knicks rain 3s: The Knicks hit a season-high-tying 17 3-pointers out of 41 attempts. J.R. Smith made 5 of 17 from beyond the arc. It was the New York’s 10th game this season with at least 10 3-pointers. They are 5-5 in those games.