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Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton played 34 and 36 minutes, respectively, in Game 3 of the playoff series with the Miami Heat.

The Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer was asked if he regretted not playing his two superstars more. The veteran coach answered that he had to keep them fresh for the last 12 minutes.

The reigning MVP is averaging 33.3 minutes per contest in the postseason and Khris Middleton is also in 33.1 minutes per contest.

The Milwaukee bench is getting the second-most minutes per game (18.3) in the postseason. The Bucks’ bench mob is averaging 23.3 points per game in 15.3 minutes per in the three games versus Miami.

With one game away from elimination, the Bucks will need a miracle to get back in the series.