The Milwaukee Bucks will be without Khris Middleton for the remainder of the series against the Chicago Bulls. The defending champion’s forward suffered a sprained knee ligament in Game 2.
As the team said in a statement, the forward will miss the rest of the series against the Bulls and will also not be available at the start of the conference semifinals – should the Bucks catch up to them. The team will not reexamine Middleton for another two weeks.
The 30-year-old escaped in the fourth quarter of Game 2 and fell unhappily unopposed. Middleton tried a few more possessions, but then had to head to the locker room. The Bucks lost the game 110-114 and had to accept a series tie.
In the first two games, the All-Star averaged 14.5 points and 7 assists, and Middleton was Milwaukee’s best long-range shooter with a 40% three-point rate.
Not only do the Bucks need to be without Middleton, backup guard George Hill will also be out for a while with an abdominal muscle strain. Bobby Portis, however, who missed the second half of Game 2 with an eye injury, was no longer listed on the Bucks’ official injury report.
Bucks vs. Bulls: the series at a glance
|1||april 18||12:30 pm||Milwaukee Bucks||Chicago buffalo||93:86|
|two||april 21||3:30 am||Milwaukee Bucks||Chicago buffalo||110:114|
|3||April 23||2:30 am||Chicago buffalo||Milwaukee Bucks||–|
|4||April 24th||19 hours||Chicago buffalo||Milwaukee Bucks||–|
|5||april 28||to be defined||Milwaukee Bucks||Chicago buffalo||–|
|6*||April 30th||to be defined||Chicago buffalo||Milwaukee Bucks||–|
|7*||1st May||to be defined||Milwaukee Bucks||Chicago buffalo||–|