Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from stellar Game 6 win over Atlanta Hawks

Jul 3, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Khris Middleton, Atlanta Hawks: Cam Reddish
Jul 3, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports /

Khris Middleton erupts in the second half to help the Milwaukee Bucks secure the Game 6 victory over the Atlanta Hawks

While Holiday played a massive factor in the Bucks’ Game 6 victory, it was Khris Middleton who ultimately stole the show with a heroic performance.

However, it was not for his abysmal effort in the first half, where he had scored just five points total and appeared to be out of gas. Yet, the forward caught fire in the third quarter and reeled off 23 points in the period to help Milwaukee extend this lead to double-digits and momentarily seize control of the game. In fact, Middleton himself went on a 16-2 scoring run versus the Hawks in a brief stretch in that period, not being denied the basketball with the hot hand at that moment.

All in all, Middleton finished the ballgame with 32 points on 10-of-22 shooting from the floor, including 4-of-10 from the outside. He got a massive boost from the free throw line by hitting all eight of his attempts to capitalize on the opportunity to chip in a few extra points here and there. Also tallying four rebounds, seven assists, and three steals, the forward stuffed the stat sheet as he delivered in the second half of this riveting Game 6. The ugliest part of his night was logging seven turnovers, but he unquestionably made up for it.

Seeing his rebound from a brutal first half was quite the sight to behold as the team needed him more than ever at that moment in time with the Hawks within striking distance. Much like Holiday, Middleton had also been beyond shakey on the road, so seeing him crack the code and deliver a performance like this was something special to behold.

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The Bucks will now take on the Suns in the NBA Finals and be sure to catch Game 1 on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. CST on ABC.