Knicks vs. Bucks: Postgame Grades and Analysis

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Oct 28, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Knicks guard

Sasha Vujacic

(18) drives for the basket as Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams (5) defends during the first quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting Guard: Sasha Vujacic

Overall Grade: A

Minutes Played: 29

+/-: +16

Stat Line: 11 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 4 STL, 4/6 FG, 1/2 3PT, 2/3 FT

With Arron Afflalo battling a hamstring injury, head coach Derek Fisher gave Sasha Vujacic the start at shooting guard. The expectations weren’t extraordinary, but he still needed to have a positive impact on the game.

Playing in Afflalo’s place, Vujacic gave the Knicks everything they could’ve possibly asked for.

Known for his pestering defense and smooth shooting touch, Vujacic contributed in virtually every phase of the game. He forced turnovers, spaced the floor, attacked in transition and moved the ball well as a facilitator.

From start to finish, Vujacic was a catalyst for everything New York did well.

A player who records 11 points may not seem deserving of an, “A,” but Vujacic was far more important than his scoring numbers show. The Knicks were dominant with him on the floor, and his relentlessness was a major reason why.

With just six field goal attempts, Vujacic managed to dictate the pace of the game on both ends.

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