h the tanktastic Philadelphia 76ers in town, the thought of the Bucks stacking up another loss in front of the home crowd probably didn't bother anyone.
Well, tank shmank. The Bucks ended their five-game losing streak at home and their five-game skid overall thanks to quality production from Khris Middleton and Brandon Knight and crisp offensive execution...no, really.
John Henson was a late scratch due to the knee contusion he suffered in the OT loss to the Cavaliers, but Caron Butler stepped into the starting lineup and alongside Knight, Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ekpe Udoh helped Milwaukee build an early lead that swelled to double-digits by halftime.
And in a surprise development, the Bucks played well enough on offense to hold the lead for the final 41 minutes of the contest.