MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Bucks keeps winning, no problem.
Playing without the starting guard Eric Bledsoe, Bucks marched to a 125-108 victory over Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday at the Fiserv Forum. Bucks has won 18 matches in a row, the second longest chain in franchise history. The 1970-71 team that won the NBA title has won 20 consecutive victories.
"I think the focus of our boys is impressive tonight," said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer. "To go back and play most of the games are pretty sharp at both ends of the court."
Bledsoe will miss about two weeks with a right sclerotic fracture.
Bucks did not miss a beat against the struggling Cavaliers. Milwaukee never followed the path, with Khris Middleton getting an easy layup on the game's first possession.
It is clear that Middleton soon felt good. He made the first three shots in the first four minutes.
Middleton really heated up in the second quarter, scoring 13 points in the 5 to 6 shot range. He had a support for Antetokounmpo and also took down 3 pointer in a 10-3 run to give Milwaukee a 50-42 lead.
Middleton also had a mid-range jumper and another 3 pointer in the last two minutes of the second quarter when Bucks led 69-51 into the locker room.
Bucks never look back. Middleton finished with 24 points after only 23 minutes. He did not play in the fourth quarter.
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