OG Anunoby shines on defense in big win over Bucks

It wasn’t the offensive night New York Knicks forward OG Anunoby was hoping for on Sunday night, but he remained composed and turned in a great defensive performance in the second half of their massive 122-109 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Anunoby recorded four steals and two blocks while having a +7 plus-minus despite only scoring four points (2-10 shooting from the floor). His defensive tenacity was crucial in the second half, as New York outscored Milwaukee 72-48 and took complete control late.

Anunoby was given a tough assignment in just his second game after missing the previous nine with right elbow tendinopathy, as he had to guard MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo for most of the game.

While the Bucks superstar still finished with 28 points and 15 rebounds, Anunoby held him to just 10 points on 3-9 shooting in the second half and was instrumental in the Knicks’ comeback victory.