Knicks Preview: 5 Keys to Defeating Milwaukee Bucks

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Oct 9, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) celebrates with New York Knicks center Robin Lopez (8) against the Washington Wizards in the third quarter at Verizon Center. The Knicks won 115-104. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

After months of grieving over the abomination known as 2014-15, the 2015-16 NBA regular season has finally arrived. That’s welcome news for New York Knicks fans and historians across the globe.

Fresh off of losing a franchise record 65 games in 2015, the Knicks are a dark horse to make the 2016 NBA Playoffs.

The path to glory begins on Wednesday, October 28 against the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

New York will be shorthanded, playing without starting shooting guard Arron Afflalo. Backup big man Kevin Seraphin and veteran forward Lou Amundson will also be absent for the Knicks.

Fortunately for the Knicks, Milwaukee is having similar issues.

On the other side, Milwaukee will play without two starters: small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and power forward Jabari Parker. It’ll also be without backup shooting guard O.J. Mayo and point guard Tyler Ennis.

The question is, how can the Knicks capitalize on this golden opportunity to win the season-opener against a banged up Bucks squad?

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