Marc Berman

Carmelo said in locker room things will look better once established starting lineup and rotation is set.

Ian Begley

Carmelo on the Bucks: "Not talking nothing away from them, but I don’t think they're a team that we should have given up 120 points to."

Ian Begley

#Knicks F Amar'e Stoudemire says he wants to "be a better defensive player" this season. More here: es.pn/1uwJymQ

Steve Popper

Even Flavor Flav is thinking, man, that's risky fashion. RT @seth_rosenthal: Iman Shumpert is wearing a clock hat. http://t.co/4kw9atr9iv

Scott Cacciola

Carmelo declined comment on Iman's hat.

Chris Herring

Carmelo: "We haven't has any consistency" with our lineups, but we can't use that as an excuse for our struggles.

Al Iannazzone

Melo said the Knicks hadn't practiced 'small ball' and credited Jason Kidd for throwing that at them.

Chris Herring

Melo, on tonight's struggle: "We gave up 120 points to Milwaukee. Not taking anything away from them."

Chris Herring

JR said he took some bad shots tonight. Said "it hurts team morale" & players often dont hustle back on D after he and others take bad looks

Chris Herring

This is epic. RT @seth_rosenthal: Iman Shumpert is wearing a clock hat. http://t.co/38ydPfQKjm

Scott Cacciola

Sadly, Iman's clock hat appears to read 1:34 p.m. :(

Scott Cacciola

Iman is wearing a gray baseball cap that appears to have an operational clock on the front of it.

Al Iannazzone

Fisher said he doesn't think Calderon's calf injury is serious

Ian Begley

Fisher says Calderon's injury isn't "serious" but he doesn't know yet if Jose will be ready for Wednesday's game

Marc Berman

Derek believes Calderon will be back Wednesday. Doesn't see calf pull as serious.

Chris Herring

Fisher, on Calderon's calf: "It's not an extremely serious injury. I think if this was a regular-season injury, he prob wouldve returned."

Scott Cacciola

Fisher on Calderon: Felt a tug in his calf, doesn't think it's serious. If it was regular season, he probably could've returned.

Al Iannazzone

Fisher said the Bucks' small lineup hurt the Knicks.

Chris Herring

Fisher says he thinks his small lineups faltered tonight; particularly when NYK guards had to defend bigs in pick-and-roll situations.

Scott Cacciola

Fisher says defense was partly the result of poor matchups as Knicks experiment with lineups. But still a lot of "breakdowns."

Al Iannazzone

On defensive struggles tonight, fisher said, "it was a tough night from a match-up standpoint."

Steve Popper

Aw, Rest in peace. RT @HeyCor: @Steve Popper Tractor Traylor?

Scott Cacciola

Bucks shoot 59.7 percent, defeat the Knicks 120-107. I'm not going to read much into preseason games, but ... defense is a concern.

Alan Hahn

#Knicks PostGame is next on @MSGNetworks with me @AlTrautwig and, eventually, @Wally Szcerzbiak.

Marc Berman

Bucks finish shooting 59.7 percent in 120-107 win. Same old Knicks as one fan jeers on his way out.

Chris Herring

Someone lashed out at me for saying NYK could potentially be just as bad on D -- if not worse -- this year. I hope he's watching this game.

Steve Popper

Bucks still shooting over 60 percent. The only thing missing tonight at the Garden is a chant of "Fire Woodson."

Frank Isola

Berman of the Post and Knicks fans (redundant, I know) take the preseason far too seriously. I treat it like Popovich does.

Scott Cacciola

Cole is banging his thighs with his fists. He appears to be checking in.

Scott Cacciola

Knicks fans appear to be handling this game well.

Marc Berman

Looks a lot like last season. It's fourth quarter and Melo can't make a shot. Literally.

Frank Isola

Just a hunch, but I don't think Spike is making a movie about Bargnani. The Great Kazoo, however, might write a blues song about him

Frank Isola

Berman of the Post, whom the Knicks recruited to be their Siskel & Ebert, failed to mention that during his review of Spike's triangle movie

Marc Berman

Bucks lead 112-103 with 5:38 left. Time to stop saying it's just preseason. The defense may not get much better.

Frank Isola

Rarely recited fact about Phil Jackson's triangle teams in Chicago & LA featuring Michael & Kobe; both clubs were strong defensively.

Jonah Ballow

Dude cheering for thunder sticks here at MSG. #Preseason

Scott Cacciola

There is an impassioned gentleman sitting next to press row in the upper deck who very much wants to see a Knicks victory.

Marc Berman

Milwaukee with 103 points with 9:37 left. That's not Fisher's mantra of defense first since West Point. Let's see if he rips team after.

Chris Herring

Milwaukee Bucks break the 100-point mark here at MSG with more than 10 mins to go in the 4Q. So there's that.

Steve Popper

The Bucks who are shooting the lights out here do not have Oscar Robertson, Lew Alcindor, Gary Payton, Ray Allen or even Brandon Knight.

Steve Popper

Bucks with 94 points on 60 percent shooting through three quarters.

Steve Popper

I'd like to stress that the triangle offense is supposed to help the Knicks defense.

Scott Cacciola

The Bucks are 20 of 31 from inside the 3-point arc.

Scott Cacciola

The Bucks are shooting 61% from the field.

Steve Popper

It's almost like Travis Wear is a blue and orange mamba.

Scott Cacciola

Derek Fisher does very good tie knots. It's a well done knot.

Steve Popper

You can't put labels on love. RT @Scott Cacciola: It's getting NSFW.

Scott Cacciola

It's getting NSFW. MT @Steve Popper Travis Wear is @Marc Berman's rebound from his infatuation with Jeremy Tyler, but he's much in love now

Steve Popper

I think Travis Wear is just @Marc Berman's rebound player from his infatuation with Jeremy Tyler, but he is very much in love now.

Chris Herring

Shumpert gets a wing three of the pass from Prigioni. He never got that shot last year w Felton running the point

Scott Cacciola

Mr. Sunshine over here. RT @cathalkelly The Kansas City Royals, hating them and the myth of parity. theglobeandmail.com/sports/basebal…

Scott Cacciola

Carmelo just Drake'd a 3-pointer.

Jonah Ballow

The #Knicks do believe in shooting 3s. Tonight: 11-of-24.

Chris Herring

Knicks struggling on D tonight vs Bucks, allowing 60% shooting from the floor. NYK went 4-15 last when allowing opponents to shoot 50%.

Scott Cacciola

Good news for Knicks: Their offense looks pretty good. Bad news for Knicks: The Bucks are shooting 58%.

Scott Cacciola

Could be assessing so many different games right now. RT @Nets Daily This is awful basketball

Chris Herring

Positive: NYK assisted on 77% of their 1st-half makes, w/ just 5 TOs. Melo had 17, 6 rebs & 5 assists. Negative: NY allowed MIL to shoot 56%

Steve Popper

Just heard @HaleMark has a beard, which I have to suspect is one of these: http://t.co/bxEll8pgL1

Al Iannazzone

I remember when the Steelers used to have a stout defense.

Chris Herring

*Carmelo finishes first half with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists. Shot 5-of-12.

Marc Berman

Jason Kidd just got a T in preseason game. That wasn't part of his advice speech to Derek.

Steve Popper

Huge ovation at MSG for a Jason Kidd technical foul. I'd imagine if he got a 2nd and got to watch the football game he'd cheer.

Chris Herring

MSG crowd cheers excitedly as officials give former Knick Jason Kidd a technical foul.

Scott Cacciola

Kidd gets T'd up. Crowd cheers.

Chris Herring

Melo often played the entire first and third, and then had God-awful shooting numbers in the 4Q while leading the NBA in minutes last year.

Chris Herring

Another thing I like abt Fisher: Sitting Melo out w/ 2 mins left in 1Q. Gives him extra rest b/t qtrs, & can bring him back earlier in 2Q

Alan Hahn

Offense/ball movement has not been an issue here. #Knicks have 12 assists on 18 FGM. Shooting 48%.

Jonah Ballow

Big difference this year from THJ. That hesitation pull-up & drive straight to rim. Great 1st step. #Knicks

Alan Hahn

The Bucks are scorching the Knicks defense with 58% shooting and 5/11 from 3PT. All perimeter. Only 12 of 45 points in the paint.

Brian Mahoney

Had forgotten how completely lost I am when 76ers use players' Twitter handles in tweets. I barely know their real names.

Steve Popper

Not big on preseason stats, but what Derrick Rose is doing tonight to Cleveland probably is a good sign.

Steve Popper

I mean, I know that puts me ahead of Ted Cruz, but... RT @HeyCor: That's Comet meatloaf! Popper for President! http://t.co/14ZeD3WQLB

Chris Herring

OJ Mayo with 15 points on 4-of-5 shooting in the first 13 minutes of play at MSG

Ian Begley

#Knicks allowing Milwaukee to shoot 60 percent from the floor -- 44 percent from beyond the arc -- in the first 13 minutes of the game.

Tina Cervasio

On @MSGNetworks @MichaelRapaport revealed he was invited to #Knicks training camp by Phil Jackson to present his doc #WhenTheGardenWasEden

Alan Hahn

So after one quarter, how's my man @Wally Szcerzbiak doing in Clyde's chair?

Alan Hahn

I'm watching live. No they aren't. RT @HandelingMaLife: @Alan Hahn Maybe the Bucks are nice on the low

Jonah Ballow

I should clarify - Giannis RT @steventurous Thanasis? That is bold. RT @Jonah Ballow: Bold take: Antetokounmpo will be an All-Star in 2 yrs.

Jonah Ballow

Bold take: Antetokounmpo will be an All-Star in 2 yrs.

Alan Hahn

We are a week away from the regular season and the #Knicks defense is still a concern. Is it bc they are not "scheming" for the opponent?

Alan Hahn

We shouldn't encourage this. RT @teena_797: @Alan Hahn JR - Worm Junior

Alan Hahn

Vegas, baby. RT @knicksdude: #EarlyBirds! (Remember us, Alan??) RT @Alan Hahn: The Rook is the first forward off the bench.

Alan Hahn

The Rook is the first forward off the bench.

Steve Popper

Has this hit pop culture? RT @HitTheGlass: @Steve Popper he probably thinks he'll be a phenomenal pg

Tina Cervasio

#knicks Jose Calderon has a strained right calf and is doubtful to return. W/preseason, team taking extra caution. Why risk further injury.

Marc Berman

Strained calf for Calderon. Not returning. Hello Pablo.

Alan Hahn

Fish keeping #TieGame very basic tonight.

Steve Popper

Wonder if Amar'e can play point guard?

Ian Begley

#Knicks say Jose Calderon has a strained right calf muscle and is doubtful to return.

Al Iannazzone

Jose Calderon has a strained right calf muscle, Knicks said. He is doubtful to return.

Steve Popper

Knicks say Jose Calderon has a strained right calf muscle. He is doubtful to return.

Alan Hahn

Unlikely. RT @DirkDigEm201: He should be the starter by mid season RT @Alan Hahn: Larkin still getting backup PG minutes over Prigioni.

Steve Popper

That was the last PG RT @netw3rk: Keeps a pistol down there RT @Al Iannazzone: Calderon headed back to locker room. Was reaching for ankle

Ian Begley

Jose Calderon headed to the locker room in the middle of the 1st quarter. Unclear why he left the floor but he was reaching for his ankle.

Alan Hahn

Judging by the responses, doesn't sound like the Amare-at-starting-center experiment is being met with approval.

Steve Popper

Just when he'd asserted himself defensively - Calderon to the locker room.