The Charlotte Observer

Middleton leads Bucks past Suns to tie series at 2-2


Khris Middleton scored 40 points, including 10 straight for the Milwaukee Bucks down the stretch to send them past the Phoenix Suns 109-103 on Wednesday night in

Milwaukee to tie the NBA Finals at 2-2.

Giannis Antetokoun­mpo had 26 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists for Milwaukee. His streak of 40-point games ended at two but the only number that matters for the Bucks is on the series scoreboard.

Devin Booker scored 42 points for the Suns, but his foul trouble cost them a chance to build a big lead in the second half. Chris Paul struggled through a 5-for-13 night, finishing with 10 points and five turnovers.

Game 5 is Saturday night in Phoenix.

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