Shorthanded Bucks Fall to 76ers

By | 2018-01-22T18:16:54+00:00 01.22.18|News|

It was announced on Saturday morning that Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo would be sidelined for two games, resting his sore knee until Friday.

“Hopefully, after missing these two games, he doesn’t have to miss any more,” Kidd said.

His absence led to Khris Middleton recording his first career triple-double, with 23 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, but it wasn’t enough, as the Bucks lost to the Philadelphia 76ers, 116-94. The Bucks kept it close until giving up 32 points in the fourth quarter, compared to scoring just 14.

“We were short-handed and they played hard,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “But turnovers cost us there to start that fourth quarter.”

After their second straight loss, the Bucks look to turn things around on Monday as they host the Phoenix Suns. Tipoff is at 8pm ET. Milwaukee is also expecting the return of guard Malcolm Brogdon, who missed Saturday’s game for personal reasons.