Now that's what the Milwaukee Bucks needed.
Down 14 midway through the fourth quarter on Tuesday, the Bucks looked lifeless and frustrated. Minutes later they were celebrating in a pile on the BMO Harris Bradley Center floor, seconds after Khris Middleton's improbable buzzer-beater completed the comeback and snapped Milwaukee's six-game losing streak. BEHOLD:
MIDDLETON WINS IT AHHHHHHHHHHHH https://t.co/ek9iPNSTEc— Frank Madden (@brewhoop) March 25, 2015
Milwaukee tied the game late thanks to a 14-0 run spearheaded by double-double efforts from Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ersan Ilyasova and Zaza Pachulia, but they needed Jerryd Bayless' jump-ball hustle and a ridiculous offensive rebound from Pachulia to set up Middleton's game-ending dagger. Not a bad way to cap a frustrating game for Middleton, who was blanketed by Heat defenders for much of the night and hit just 5/17 shots overall.
The win moves the sixth seeded Bucks back to 2.5 games ahead of the Heat in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, with another key home game against the Indiana Pacers on tap Thursday.