Khris Middleton scores 21 points as Bucks beat 76ers in Jabari Parker’s return

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MILWAUKEE — Khris Middleton scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks welcomed forward Jabari Parker back from a left knee injury Wednesday night, November 4th with a 91-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Parker, the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, started and played 16 minutes in his first game since Dec. 15. One of the franchise cornerstones shot 1 of 6 for two points, and his jumper looked a little rusty.

Middleton picked him up down the stretch.

Left open in the middle after Philadelphia’s Jahlil Okafor left to double-team ball-handler Middleton, Greg Monroe got the pass back as he streaked down the lane for a layup with 1:29 left and an 86-85 lead.

Middleton hit a fallaway 3-pointer with 48 seconds left to make it a four-point game.