The young Milwaukee Bucks have struggled with consistency this season. When things have been good, they’ve been really good. But maintaining consistency has been a struggle.
Last night was one of those special nights for the Bucks. Jabari Parker poured in a career high 36-points, Khris Middleton added 30-points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added his second triple-double in four games with 18 points, 17 rebounds and eleven assists, helping the Bucks beat the Houston Rockets 128-121 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Middleton’s 30-point night included a 15-for-15 performance at the free throw line. Jerryd Bayless came off the bench and added 18 points, going five-for-eight from three-point range.
Dwight Howard had 30 points and 13 rebounds and James Harden added 26 points for Houston (29-31).
The Bucks build a 125-112 lead with 2:27 left to play. Houston went on a 9-to-nothing run to cut the Bucks lead to four before they found the answer and finished strong.
The Bucks return to action Wednesday night when they host the Indiana Pacers in game three of their five game home stand.