The 16 straight losses is a franchise record for the Knicks, who have lost 26 of 27 games, and sits at an NBA-worst 5-36. The offense struggled in the return of Carmelo Anthony, missing the first 10 shots of the game, including 3 in a 6-second span.
New York surrendered 14 offensive rebounds, including 10 in the first half, while falling behind 14-0 quickly. The Knicks trailed by as many as 24 in the 2nd quarter, and never got closer than 11 throughout the game.
Anthony led the way for New York with 25 points in his return, while Amar'e Stoudemire went scoreless in 8 minutes of play. He sat out the entire second half. Anthony had missed the last 6 games with a knee injury, while Stoudemire hasn't play since Christmas day with knee issues.
For the Bucks, Mayo was red hot in the first half, scoring 16 on 6-of-8 shooting before the break. Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed 16, Khris Middleton 14, and Zaza Pachulia 11.
The Bucks improved to 21-19 on the season and will host the Toronto Raptors Monday night. The Knicks look snap their embarrassing losing streak Monday when they return home to host the New Orleans Pelicans.