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Bucks' Khris Middleton suffers MCL injury in loss to Bulls


Bucks forward Khris Middleton sprained the MCL in his left knee, coach Mike Budenholzer announced. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 114-110 loss to the Chicago Bulls.


"We'll get an MRI tomorrow and see what more we learn from the MRI," Budenholzer said.


Middleton slipped on a drive early in the quarter and hobbled a little after the incident. He stretched his leg as Brook Lopez made a free throw and went to the locker room a few minutes later. The Bucks announced Middleton had left knee soreness, and he did not return to the game.


Middleton had 18 points, eight assists and five rebounds before leaving the game. The 30-year-old scored 13 of those points in the third quarter.


Bulls' DeMar DeRozan scored a playoff career-high 41 points on 16 for 31 shooting. Nikola Vucevic had 24 points and 13 rebounds.


With the Bulls' win, the first-round playoff series is tied 1-1. Game 3 will take place in Chicago on Friday.

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