Khris Middleton erupts for 51 points in 151-131 Bucks win


Milwaukee's other All-Star from a season ago blew up for a huge game Tuesday night.

Khris Middleton out-dueled Bradley Beal, 51 points to 47, as the Milwaukee Bucks blew past the Washington Wizards 151-131 Tuesday night at Fiserv Forum with Giannis Antetokounmpo out of the lineup.

Middleton added 10 rebounds and six assists, while Eric Bledsoe knocked in 34 points, handed out 10 assists, and added six rebounds.

Beal had 47 points for Washington in the loss.

Milwaukee was 19 of 37 from deep, and also 32 of 35 at the line.

Middleton's night was the first time in NBA history that a player scored 50 or more points on greater than 70% shooting from three and a perfect night at the free throw line with 10 attempts minimum in both spots. The 51 points also marked a career-high for Middleton.

Milwaukee is back to Fiserv Forum on Friday night to host Denver.

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