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Rapid Recap: Bucks 125, Nuggets 112

The Khris Middleton Experience was in full effect

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In a game that did not feature Jrue Holiday due to health and safety concerns, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Denver Nuggets in the Mile High City, 125-112. Box Score

After a hot shooting first quarter by the Nuggets, Milwaukee would respond with some hot shooting of their own. Both teams seemed as if they couldn’t miss, as it was quite the high-scoring first half. Everybody thought they were hot and shots kept being fired. At intermission, the Bucks would trail in the shootout, 62-59.

Things would continue to go back-and-forth throughout the third, with Jokic and Middleton trading baskets early on. Passion would come out from both teams, with some extracurricular activity even occurring at times. Going into the fourth, Milwaukee clung to a 93-88 advantage.

Middleton’s play would be massive down the stretch, as he stepped up on numerous occasions with a big shot. It’d include a massive alley-oop delivery to Giannis that would officially serve as the dagger in this one. Milwaukee would earn their sixth consecutive win with a very impressive 125-112 victory.

Stat That Stood Out

I’m going to go with Khris Middleton. I mean, I have to, right? In a game where the Bucks were without Jrue Holiday, Middleton really stepped up to the plate and provided a reliable spark in Milwaukee’s scoring. He’d tally 29 total points on the evening, including multiple clutch shots. He also really showed a knack in getting to the line, as he totaled 11 free throw attempts and hit all of them. Oh yeah, and he facilitated the basketball in a masterful manner, pouring out 12 assists. This is the epitome of an All-Star player. When your team needs a strong performance, you deliver — and that’s just what Middleton did tonight. The most amazing part? He didn’t hit a single three.

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