Middleton was coming off a couple of poor performances, 射击 .333 from the field entering Sunday’s pivotal game.
然而, the Milwaukee forward found his rhythm in Game Three, and particularly in the fourth quarter, scoring 20 他的 38 在最后 12 分钟 — and outscoring the entire Hawks team, who had 17 点数.
“I just finally got them to go
,” 米德尔顿 说过 after the game
. “I’ve been struggling some with the ball going in the basket
. 最后, they started dropping for me at the right time
. I’m thankful for that.
11 rebounds and seven assists in his
42 minutes of duty
. Antetokounmpo added
11 rebounds and four assists for the Bucks
, while Bobby Portis came up big with
15 points off the bench
. Jrue Holiday shot a measly
2 对于 11 from the field but guided the offense with a team-high
‘He was unbelievable’
“What he did today was unreal
,” 阿德托昆博 说过 of Middleton afterwards
. “He was unbelievable
. Carried the team at the end.
“What I saw today was greatness. Simple as that,” 他加了.
Of bigger concern for the Hawks than the loss is any lingering effects from Trae Young’s sprained ankle. When asked about it after the game, 他说, “It’s hurting. It’s frustrating. It’s hurting a little bit. I couldn’t go as fast as I wanted to, and when I did, it hurt.”
Young will have an MRI on the ankle on Monday.
Both teams will stay in Atlanta for Game Four of the best-of-seven series on Tuesday.