September 8, 2020, 10:11 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton, who finished with 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists, was unable stave off elimination as the Bucks were defeated by the Heat in Game 5 on Tuesday.
Middleton couldn't get his shot to fall (8-for-25 FG, 2-for-9 3PT) and the Bucks needed way more from him in order to win. They were playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) and didn't stand much of a chance trailing in the series three games to one. The Bucks are committed to Middleton longterm but the future of both he and Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee is a completely different story. Stay up to date on the Bucks this offseason, although anything regarding Giannis will be hard to miss.
September 8, 2020, 5:41 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out of Tuesday's Game 5 against the Heat.
Despite his best efforts, Giannis will not suit up for the Bucks on Tuesday after succumbing to an ankle injury. He arrived at the arena in a walking boot and was seen giving it a go under the supervision of the team's medical staff. His absence is a huge blow for the Bucks who need to win to keep their season alive. Khris Middleton is going to have to do a lot of the heavy lifting on the offensive end and the remaining starters will also need to step things up.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
September 6, 2020, 6:45 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton came through with a much needed all around performance in Sunday's Game 4 victory with 36 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and two steals.
Middleton was aggressive offensively taking 28 shots from the field and getting to the line nine times. If Giannis Antetokounmpo is out of Game 5 expect Middleton to come out firing again. Either way, he should find himself in a position to create and get shots up.
September 4, 2020, 10:43 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton scored 18 points, handed out seven assists and grabbed three rebounds on Friday as the Bucks fell to the Heat.
It simply wasn't enough, from Middleton or the Bucks as a whole, on Friday and the Heat are now up 3-0 in the series. Middleton played 36 minutes and certainly needed to score more points, at the very least, for the Bucks to come out on top. They look all but defeated at this point. Big changes could be on the horizon for the city of Milwaukee, at least from a hoops lens.
September 2, 2020, 10:10 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton finished Wednesday's Game 2 loss with 23 points on 11-of-12 free throw shooting alongside six rebounds and eight assists.
Middleton stepped up in the second half and seemed to have dragged his team to overtime with three clutch free throws in the game's final moments. Then Jimmy Butler returned the favor on the final play and ended the game with two free throws of his own. Despite the loss Middleton's clutch play in this game should be a good sign that his playoff struggles may be dissipating.
August 31, 2020, 10:41 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 28 points on Monday while shooting 12-for-24 from the field but fouled out after 37 minutes of action as the Heat won Game 1 by the score of 115-104.
Middleton shot 4-for-8 from long range while ending with six rebounds, five assists and two steals. It was the most points he has scored in the playoffs thus far. Despite the four turnovers, the Bucks would gladly take another performance like this one, especially if Giannis Antetokounmpo can contribute closer to his season average of 29.5 points.
August 29, 2020, 6:26 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton had his most productive game of the postseason as the Bucks accounted for the Magic on Saturday, ending with 21 points and 10 rebounds to go with seven assists and one steal in 34 minutes.
Middleton is rounding into form at just the right time for the Bucks who will now move on to face the Heat in the second round. He has now scored at least 20 points in two consecutive games, hitting a combined seven 3-pointers. The Bucks are going to need him to be at his best if they are to maneuver their way past the Heat, who will certainly be a formidable opponent.
August 24, 2020, 3:59 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton scored 18 of his 21 points during the final quarter as the Bucks built a 3-1 series lead on Monday, adding 10 rebounds, four triples and three assists in 32 minutes.
The Bucks moved within one victory of advancing to the second-round, toppling a tenacious Magic outfit thanks to the late-game heroics of Middleton. A slow start to the game was rectified as Middleton took control down the stretch, recording just his second double-double since the resumption. Game 5 will take place on Wednesday, where Middleton will look to build on this performance.
August 22, 2020, 4:01 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton bounced back after his Game 2 disappearing act, dropping 17 points to go with eight rebounds, six assists and one steal in 31 minutes during Saturday's 121-107 victory over the Magic.
Coming off arguably his worst game of the season, Middleton was able to find some rhythm on the offensive end. He attempted a team-high 17 shots and despite a somewhat poor shooting night, he looked far more aggressive. After losing the first game of the series, the Bucks are now in control and will likely be looking to end things relatively quickly.
August 20, 2020, 9:39 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks won Game 2 on Thursday despite Khris Middleton's disappearing act, as he was limited to just two points on 1-of-8 from the floor, five rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 31 minutes.
Middleton had an abysmal and forgettable night, which can hopefully be chalked up to an off day. Fortunately for him, the Bucks managed to impose their game plan defensively and win the game anyway. Expect Middleton to bounce back in Game 3.
August 13, 2020, 6:49 pmBrook LopezC, Milwaukee Bucks
Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe, and Donte DiVincenzo all saw fewer than 10 minutes in the second half as the team prepares for the postseason.
DiVincenzo could have had the best line of the bunch if it wasn't for five turnovers. BroLo and Middleton had solid lines in limited minutes while Bledsoe struggled from the field by going 1-of-8 overall. They were rested early in the second half but we should see them all return to their regular workload come next week. The Bucks will face off against the Magic in the first round.
August 11, 2020, 2:15 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton (rest), Donte DiVincenzo (right elbow contusion), Wesley Matthews (right adductor soreness) and Eric Bledsoe (sore right knee) are all ruled out of Tuesday's contest vs. the Wizards.
The Bucks already have the No. 1 seed wrapped up and are looking towards winning their first NBA Championship since 1971. There will be plenty of opportunity for some role players on Tuesday and may be even more if Giannis Antetokounmpo (tooth), who is currently questionable, sits out. Ersan Ilyasova, Marvin Williams, Robin Lopez, Pat Connaughton, and Sterling Brown are some players to look at. Brook Lopez and George Hill are solid fantasy contributors but may see limited minutes against a disappointing Wizards squad.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 10, 2020, 9:40 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton started and played 25 minutes on Monday, scoring 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting to go with four rebounds and three assists.
It was a hollow line from Middleton, who had four personal fouls and also committed four turnovers tonight. Coach Bud was already short handed anda s the injuries piled up to Wesley Matthews (right leg) and Pat Connaughton (head) he opted to rest Middleton for most of the night.
August 9, 2020, 12:45 amKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton double-doubled on Saturday vs. the Mavs, posting a line of 21 points (8-of-12 FG, 2-of-3 3PT), 11 assists and six rebounds.
He was on the floor for 36 minutes on Saturday, a significant increase from his season average of 30 mpg. That being said, his minutes have been up (33, 34, 16, 34, 36) since the Bucks arrived in Orlando. They're going to need multiple performances like this one from Middleton if they expect to compete with the 'big dogs' in the Western Conference come the NBA Finals, should the Bucks make it that far.
August 6, 2020, 8:26 pmKhris MiddletonSF, Milwaukee Bucks
Khris Middleton put up an efficient 33 points on 9-of-14 shooting and 10-of-10 from the free throw line on Thursday, accompanied by six rebounds, eight assists and five 3-pointers.
Middleton was cash money and took care of business in his typical workmanlike way. He made his shots and got to the line at will. Middleton is the perfect second-fiddle to Giannis on this team and his fantasy production actually improves because he can contribute without being forced into mistakes.