Final tune up
As the lone regular starter seeing the floor in his usual role entering the night, Khris Middleton used Wednesday night as his final preparation ahead of what is shaping up to be a long and fruitful playoff run.
Playing nearly 17 minutes of action, Middleton finished with 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field (3-of-7 from three), five assists, one rebound, one turnover and one steal and was a +9 on the night.
Middleton opened up his scoring account by dialing in from mid-range, as well as from long range, in quick succession to add to the free flowing start for the Bucks. Even with head coach Mike Budenholzer monitoring his minutes workload and overall usage, Middleton continued to cash in a variety of jumpers to add to his rather effortless scoring outing, and to do so in his methodical nature.
With his night coming to an end at the 5:13 mark of the third quarter, Bucks fans were certainly delighted to see one of the team’s cornerstone players elude a potential injury or knock in what was essentially a meaningless regular season finale for them.
Now we await to see what the former Aggie has up his sleeve and how he can follow his sensational playoff performance from last year.