Milwaukee lost for just the second time since Nov. 14 and the first in a game when Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday all played.
Caleb Martin scored a career-high 28 points and the Miami Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-104 on Wednesday night. Starting for injured Jimmy Butler, Martin shot 9 of 12 from the field, including 6 for 8 on 3-pointers, as the Heat tied a franchise record with 22 3s against the defending NBA champions. “They put me in the starting lineup because they believe in me,” Martin said.
The Houston Rockets pushed their NBA winning streak to seven games on Wednesday with a 114-104 victory over the short-handed Brooklyn Nets as the top three Eastern Conference teams suffered setbacks.