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Bucks rally past Hawks behind Khris Middleton’s big fourth quarter

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Milwaukee Bucks were able to return from a first-quarter 15-point deficit in Game 3 of the series vs. Atlanta to claim an important 113-102 victory.

Khris Middleton was the player of the game for the Bucks as he recorded 38 points, tying his playoff career-high. He scored 20 points over the stunned Hawks, who saw Trae Young going down with an ankle sprain after stepping on an official’s foot in the third quarter.

Middleton also had 11 rebounds and seven assists, shooting an impressive six-of-twelve from the three point line. For the Bucks, who took a 2-1 lead in the series, Giannis followed Middleton with 33 points and 11 rebounds.

As for the Hawks, who looked gashed during the last five minutes, Trae Young finished with 35 points on 12-of-23 shooting and Gallinari added 18 on 50 percent shooting.

Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals is on Tuesday in Atlanta.

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