The Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Brooklyn Nets 133-128 Saturday night. They were without Giannis Antetokounmpo who was sidelined with a left calf injury. Fiserv Forum was packed and the game definitely had a playoff feeling to it.
Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton shouldered most of the weight with Giannis being out. Eric Bledsoe went for a career-high 33 points to go along with 11 assists. Middleton chipped in 24 points of his own. D’angelo Russell scored 25 points and dished out 10 assists to lead the way for the Nets.
The Bucks pulled together a fourth quarter comeback to put them up a point inside the final two minutes. Missed free throws by Milwaukee eventually cost them down the stretch and allowed Brooklyn to escape with the win.
The team will rest up before playing another game at Fiserv Forum Sunday. They will welcome in the Atlanta Hawks. The Bucks are still searching for their 60th win on the season with two games to go. Tip-off will be at 6:00.