Khris Middleton and O.J. Mayo were backcourt mates of former Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Knight the last two seasons. Many were shocked after Knight was dealt to the Phoenix Suns on the NBA trade deadline, and after the Bucks' 89-81 win over the Denver Nuggets Friday night, both players discussed how the backcourt situation will look without their leading scorer going forward.
Milwaukee was able to turn things around in the second half (the Bucks ended the third quarter on a 20-7 run) to pull out a victory. Middleton finished the game with 15 points (4-for-10 shooting though), as the Bucks had six players finish in double-figures. Mayo finished with 13 points off the bench and recorded four assists.
Late in the game, Mayo suffered a hamstring injury and applied a heat pack after quickly stretching out on the bench. He said after the game that he will be checked tomorrow for the injury and should be good to go for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.