Khris Middleton connected with a clutch three-pointer in the final minute to help the Milwaukee Bucks score a 98-97 win over East rivals the Boston Celtics.
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With 35.5 seconds remaining and the score tied at 95-95, Bucks center Brook Lopez held possession on the left wing and waited for the Celtics double-team to come.
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As Boston defenders Marcus Smart and Marcus Morris made their move, the veteran big man made a deft pass to Middleton, who was open at the top of the key.
Thursday night's scores
- Houston Rockets 106-111 Los Angeles Lakers
- Sacramento Kings 123-125 Golden State Warriors
- Miami Heat 102-106 Philadelphia 76ers
- Boston Celtics 97-98 Milwaukee Bucks
- Portland Trail Blazers 113-99 Brooklyn Nets
- Phoenix Suns 98-111 Cleveland Cavaliers
The Bucks forward didn’t need a second invitation, lofting a three-pointer before Al Horford could close him out. His shot ripped through the net to give the Bucks a decisive 98-95 lead.
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