Mike Budenholzer on Khris Middleton’s minutes: “He asked to stay in the game”

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Mike Budenholzer and the Milwaukee Bucks stayed alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals series, after their win against Miami in Game 4.

Bud talked on Khris Middleton big-time plays and the different way he handled his star’s minutes during Game 4. Middleton stayed on the court for 48 minutes in the Milwaukee Bucks OT win.

“Khris wanted to play. He asked to stay in the game and we rode him. We’re gonna need a lot of him in Game 5,” Budenholzer said.

The Bucks will have to rely on Middleton for the next game to have a chance to become the first team to return from a 3-0 deficit in the history of the playoffs.

The Bucks and the Heat will meet again on Tuesday for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.