For the fourth time this season, the Milwaukee Bucks earned a victory without their star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Giannis sat out Tuesday night’s match-up with Washington due to a sore shoulder, but the Bucks still pulled out a 151-131 win over the Wizards at Fiserv Forum.
Khris Middleton stepped up and poured in 51 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Bucks (41-6) to their ninth straight victory. The Bucks scored a franchise record 88 points in the first half.
Eric Bledsoe added 34 points and 10 assists for Milwaukee, which improved to 22-2 on the home court this season.
Bradley Beal poured in 47 points to lead the Wizards. Thomas Bryant added 18 points and 10 rebounds, but the Wizards dropped to 15-31 on the season.
The Bucks will shoot for their 10th straight win on Friday night when they host the Denver Nuggets at Fiserv Forum.