Every Monday we will look at which Milwaukee Buck stood out from a game changing performance, or provided consistent production over the previous week. We will do the same for one other player within the central division (Bulls, Pacers, Pistons, Cavaliers).
The Bucks finished 2-2 this week but are coming off back to back wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and Toronto Raptors. These wins put the Bucks back within 1.5 games of the eight seed in the Eastern conference.
King of the Court- Khris Middleton
Khris “Money” Middleton earns our king of the court award for this week. After missing the first 50 games of this season, it has only taken a few for the swingman to get back into mid-season form. Over the past three games, Middleton averaged 21.3 points (56% FG, 45% 3Pt, 88% Ft), 4.7 assists, four rebounds, and 2.3 steals across 31.3 minutes per game. Middleton has been called on for extra minutes after Michael Beasley went down with a knee injury this past Monday. Until Beasley returns, Middleton will remain the second scoring force behind the Greek Freak.
King of the Court- Ish Smith, Detroit Pistons
Former Buck Ish Smith takes the divisional king of the court award this week. This isn’t your normal king of the court, but Smith posted two unique stat lines this week that led to Pistons victories. In their 120-113 win over the Portland Trail Blazers, Smith dropped 11 points, seven assists and forced seven steals across 29 minutes of action. On top of that, the Pistons dropped 136 points in their 30 point rout of Philadelphia this past Saturday. Smith posted a double double of 11 points and 13 assists in this blowout. Smith continues to battle Reggie Jackson for point-guard minutes and these performances can only strengthen his resumé.