Khris Middleton matches Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in franchise history to notch at least 35 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists in a playoff game, all of this with no help from Giannis Antetokounmpo.
After Giannis ankle sprain during game 4 of the NBA Playoff semis, it was time for Middleton to step up as the big man for the Bucks, having an amazing performance and giving Milwaukee another day to live, out beating the Miami Heat in OT 118-115.
Khris Middleton scored a playoff career-high 36 points (including 30 in 2nd half/OT); 2nd player in Bucks history with 35 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists in a playoff game, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (2x) pic.twitter.com/gvu8POJAAt
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 6, 2020
Now, not only the Bucks dodged a bullet, but let Khris Middleton to sneak along with Kareem into a very respectful record.
Now it’s time for the Bucks to get three in a row to get to the ECF, and wait for Giannis news, since it’s still too early to know if the Greek Freak could be ready for game 5.