In what was probably his best game of the season. Khris Middleton on Saturday night versus Miami scored a season-high 24 points, grabbed seven rebounds and added four assists in the Bucks 123-115 win over the Heat. He tallied those numbers off the bench in 20:28 of playing time.
Since missing 18 games dating back to mid-December, the 20:28 was the most playing time Middleton has seen since his return.
Khris Middleton joins these six Bucks with these stats
In the process, Middleton joined a small group of Milwaukee Bucks who scored 24 or more points in a game with less than 21 minutes played. Six Bucks players reached these numbers prior to Middleton, the last being Giannis Antetokounmpo who had 26 points in less than 20 minutes played on November 30, 2019.
Here are the seven Bucks players who have now scored 24 or more points in less than 21 minutes played.
Seven Bucks players with 24+ points in less than 21 minutes
Dave Gambee, 11-29-1968… 25 points in 17 minutes played
Len Chappell, 12-6-1969…24 points in 16 minutes played
Dave Meyers, 1-23-1980… 25 points in 20 minutes played
Michael Redd, 2-20-2002… 29 points in 20 minutes played
Mike Dunleavy, 3-16-2012… 24 points in 19 minutes played
Giannis Antetokounmpo, 11-30-2019… 26 points in 20 minutes played
Khris Middleton, 2-4-2023… 24 points scored in 20 minutes played
Basketball-Reference.com notes that 110 players have scored 24 or more points in less than 21 minutes of playing time in league history. One hundred of those players did it once in their careers, while 10 different players did it more than once. These are the 10 players who accomplished this feat multiple times in their careers.
NBA players with most 24+ points scored in less than 21 minutes
3-Billy Ray Bates, Freeman Williams
2-Len Chappell, Terry Furlow, John Drew, John Long, Kiki Vandeweghe, Michael Redd, C.J. Miles, and Marreese Speights
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