Bucks beat Suns, 96-94, Parker hurts knee

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Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Milwaukee Bucks a 96-94 win over the Phoenix Suns Monday night.

But the team lost prized rookie Jabari Parker to a left knee sprain.  Parker went down when his knee appeared to buckle in the 3rd quarter.  He’ll undergo further tests.

Middleton’s shot bounced off the backboard and curled into the net for the game winner. It was the biggest three points of the 14 he scored on the night. The Bucks trailed 94-93 after Markieff Morris knocked down a 14-foot jumper from inside the free-throw line with 3.9 seconds left.

Morris led the Suns with 25 points, including two buckets in the last 24 seconds of a back-and-forth final five minutes.

Brandon Knight dropped in a running jump shot with 7.2 seconds left, part of his team-high 20 points for theBucks (13-12).

Isaiah Thomas scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. Thomas hit three 3-pointers and a layup between the 9:41 and 8:03 marks of the fourth.

But the Suns (12-14) dropped their sixth straight game; the Bucks won in Phoenix for just the 2nd time in 28 years; they came away with a victory in 2013.

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