Middleton finished Saturday's Game 7 agains the Nets with 23 points (9-26 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals.
While Middleton's shots weren't falling for much of the night, he hit some key jumpers down the stretch and was able to contribute in other areas to help the Bucks close out a hard-fought series. Middleton's 52 minutes established a new season high, and he matched the season-high five steals he racked up in Milwaukee's Game 6 victory. Whether it's the Sixers or the Hawks who await the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, Middleton will continue to be a major focal point for Milwaukee, which will have three full days off before the next series begins Wednesday night.
Middleton had 38 points (11-16 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 11-12 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals in 42 minutes during Thursday's 104-89 victory over the Nets.
Middleton was fantastic in the victory, shouldering the bulk of the scoring in a must-win game. In fact, Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday combined for 89 of the Bucks' 104 total points. The series will wrap up with a Game 7 in Brooklyn, and it's certainly safe to assume the Bucks will need Middleton to have his game dialed in again if they are to advance to the Conference Finals.
Middleton registered 25 points (8-22 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 6-7 FT), five assists, four rebounds, a steal and a block across 45 minutes in Tuesday's loss against the Nets.
Middleton might have ended as the Bucks' second-highest scorer behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, but he struggled from the field all night long and had a woeful performance from three-point range. Despite the shooting struggles, Middleton continues to be a reliable scoring threat and a strong fantasy play in most formats. He's averaging 21.8 points per game -- albeit shooting just 38 percent from the field -- in the current series.
Middleton had 19 points (7-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Sunday's Game 4 win over the Nets.
After coming alive in Game 3, Middleton wasn't quite as hot from the field, but he turned in a well-rounded stat line for one of his best fantasy performances of the postseason. Prior to Sunday, Middleton hadn't recorded a single block since April 11 at Orlando, and he had just three steals through his first seven playoff games. With Kyrie Irving (ankle) and James Harden (hamstring) very much questionable heading into Tuesday's Game 5, Middleton and the Bucks may have a chance to take control of the series on the road.
Middleton compiled 35 points (12-25 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 8-9 FT), 15 rebounds and an assist across 44 minutes in Thursday's 86-83 win over the Nets.
Middleton came alive Thursday night after toiling through two rough games against Brooklyn. The Bucks were intent on turning the tide, and they needed a bounce-back from Middleton to revive their offensive attack, He delivered in stellar fashion with a game-high 15 rebounds. He'll be a crucial element in Milwaukee's attempt to even the series at home.
Middleton had 17 points (7-20 FG, 3-8 3Pt), five rebounds and five turnovers in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Nets.
Coming off of a disastrous Game 1 (6-23 FG), Middleton wasn't much better in Game 2, as he missed his first eight shots before finally settling into somewhat of a rhythm in the third quarter. It goes without saying that Milwaukee will need a lot more from Middleton, who failed to get to the line for the first time since April 15, to climb back into the series. In Round 1 against Miami, Middleton had three 20-point outings on his way to averaging 21.5 points on 49-41-90 shooting over the four-game sweep.
Middleton finished with 13 points (6-23 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 13 rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes during Saturday's 115-107 loss to the Nets.
Middleton couldn't hit the side of a barn, as he went ice cold from the field Saturday. It was simply a night to forget, and, given what we know about him, Middleton certainly will be looking to make amends when the two teams face off again Monday.
Middleton posted 27 points (10-22 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, six assists and two steals across 45 minutes in Saturday's 109-107 overtime win over the Heat.
With less than a second remaining, Middleton broke the tie in the overtime period to give the Bucks a win in dramatic fashion. He also led the team in scoring, partly due to struggles from Giannis Antetokounmpo at the charity stripe.
Middleton (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Bulls.
Middleton won't be available for the final game of the regular season due to soreness in his left ankle. It will mark just the fourth game he's missed all season. Expect the 29-year-old back for the playoffs.
Middleton contributed 21 points (8-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds and seven assists across 32 minutes in Saturday's 122-108 win over the Heat.
Middleton was superb in the potential first-round preview. The Bucks could jump into the second seed if they win Sunday and the Nets lose. The jump would help them avoid Miami, who ended their playoff run in a 4-1 series last season. Expect Middleton and the usual starters to play a full complement of minutes in their final game against the Bulls.
Middleton totaled 22 points (9-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, four rebounds and two steals across 34 minutes in a 142-133 victory over the Pacers on Thursday.
The veteran forward complemented superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo (40 points) in the contest, finishing as the team's second-leading scorer while chipping in as a distributor and rebounder. Middleton made only three of 15 shots in his previous game but bounced back with a 9-for-17 effort from the field against Indiana. He is registering solid all-around percentages this season, including 47.4 percent from the field, 41.6 from beyond the arc and 89.7 percent from the charity stripe.
Middleton had 11 points (3-15 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 114-102 victory over the Magic.
Middleton, along with a number of his teammates, appeared lethargic on both ends of the floor. They did just enough to hold off a tenacious Magic outfit and remain in the hunt for a top-two finish in the East. Despite this performance, Middleton remains an elite fantasy option, and he will more than likely bounce back in what could be a favorable matchup against the Pacers on Thursday.
Middleton scored 23 points (10-15 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT) to go along with seven rebounds and five assists across 32 minutes in Monday's loss to the Spurs.
Middleton shot well from the field despite an off performance from beyond the arc. He has been remarkably consistent across his last five games, scoring between 22 and 26 points in every contest and racking up at least seven rebounds on four occasions. That consistency has also carried over to a season-long level, as Middleton appears on track to average at least 20 points, six rebounds and four assists per game for the third consecutive campaign.
Middleton tallied 23 points (6-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 7-7 FT), three assists and two rebounds in 32 minutes during Friday's 141-133 win over the Rockets.
The 29-year-old returned from a one-game absence due to right knee soreness to post his 36th 20-plus point game of the season. Before missing Wednesday's game, Middleton was averaging 26.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 3.0 three-pointers and 1.3 steals in 35.6 minutes over his last four games. The ninth-year forward will look to help make it five wins in a row for the third-seeded Bucks Monday on the road against the Spurs.
Middleton (knee) is not on the injury report ahead of Thursday's game against the Rockets.
Middleton missed Wednesday's game against the Wizards due to a knee injury, but it looks like he'll be back in action Friday. Meanwhile, Axel Toupane (oblique) is out for the Bucks while P.J. Tucker (neck) is listed as probable.
Middleton (knee) is unavailable Wednesday against the Wizards, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports.
The 29-year-old was considered doubtful with right knee soreness, so it's not a surprise he won't be suiting up Wednesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo (thigh) and Jrue Holiday (hip) are both expected to play, so the Bucks will still have two of their three top players despite Middleton's absence.
Middleton is listed as doubtful ahead of Wednesday's game against the Wizards.
Middleton is not expected to play against the Wizards, so expect Pat Connaughton and P.J. Tucker to receive some of his minutes. The 29-year-old has been playing exceptionally well over the team's last four games, averaging 26.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.3 steals.
Middleton scored 23 points (9-18 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding seven rebounds, four assists and two steals in 36 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Nets.
While the main-event clash between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant lived up to the hype, it was the undercard that made the difference Tuesday, as both Middleton and Jrue Holiday came through with big efforts. Middleton has scored more than 20 points in four straight games and seven of his last nine, averaging 22.0 points, 5.7 boards, 4.8 assists, 2.6 threes and 1.2 steals over the latter stretch.
Middleton turned in 26 points (11-21 FG, 3-7 3PT, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, six assists and two steals across 36 minutes in Sunday's 117-114 win over the Nets.
After leading the team with 33 points in a loss to Chicago minus Giannis Antetokounmpo Friday, Middleton returned to his usual secondary role and didn't take his foot off the gas. The veteran continues to put up exemplary numbers, especially in the secondary categories. He's currently on pace to post career-highs in points and assists.
Middleton totaled 33 points (9-21 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 10-10 FT), eight assists, four rebounds and one steal in a 143-136 loss to the Rockets on Thursday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo tweaked his ankle early in the first quarter and did not return, so Middleton was forced to carry more of the offensive load. The guard made five-plus triples for just the fourth time this season and also continued his strong play as a distributor. Middleton has averaged 24.3 points, 5.3 assists and 5.0 rebounds across his last three games and should see more scoring opportunities if Antetokounmpo is forced to miss additional time.
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|06/17||vs BKN||W 104-89||42||38||10||5||4||5||0|
|06/15||@ BKN||L 108-114||45||25||4||5||3||1||1|
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