Khris Middleton missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, but the Bucks didn’t stop fighting.
Ersan Ilyasova grabbed the offensive rebound and drew a shooting foul. He split at the line, but Jerryd Bayless tied up Michael Beasley going for the rebound and won the ensuing jump ball. Bayless missed a shot, but Zaza Pachulia saved the ball and got it to Middleton.
This time, Middleton – who was 4-of-16 from the field and 1-of-7 on 3s before the attempt – didn’t miss.