Bucks take crown from Kings

The Milwaukee Bucks offense returned to form at Fiserv Forum Sunday night, cruising past the reeling Sacramento Kings, 128-115.

Milwaukee (18-13) got another monster performance from two-time defending NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (38 points, 18 rebounds) and saw the return of Khris Middleton's shooting touch (a season-high 32 points on 13-of-22 shooting, including 3-of-5 from the three-point line) in the victory, their second in a row following a five-game losing streak.

“When he’s going, he’s so tough to guard and can score so many different ways," Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said of Middleton after the game.

Sacramento (12-18) has now lost seven straight games; they were led by rookie (and Oshkosh North alumnus) Tyrese Haliburton's 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field.

Milwaukee's homestand continues Tuesday against Minnesota. On Sunday, the Timberwolves (7-24) fired head coach Ryan Saunders and reportedly plan to replace him with highly regarded Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch.

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