The Milwaukee Bucks are set to take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden and will have to do so without the services of forward Ersan Ilyasova.
Ilyasova has been placed into the NBA’s concussion protocol after taking a shot to the head on the last play of Wednesday’s 116-113 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
The Bucks (15-6) enter the game tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for the NBA’s second-best record.
The Knicks enter with a 7-16 record and have been without star forward Kristaps Porzingis, who tore his left anterior cruciate ligament last season last February in a game against the Bucks.
The Knicks are led by guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (22.2 points) and center Enis Kanter (15,3 points, 11.8 rebounds).