MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 15 rebounds, and Khris Middleton scored 27 to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 126-114 victory over the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Memphis, which had won 12 of 13, was without two of its leading scorers in Dillon Brooks and Desmond Bane. Brooks, averaging 18.4 points per game, sat out with a left ankle sprain, while Bane (17.7 ppg) was in the NBA's health and safety protocol.
Brooks was injured early in the Grizzlies' win over the Clippers Saturday night
Dillon Brooks, who has been a key cog in the Grizzlies' surprising season and is Memphis' second-leading scorer at 18.4 points a game, could miss three-to-five weeks at a minimum, sources told ESPN Sunday, due to an ankle injury.
Dillon Brooks was averaging a career-high 18.4 points per game for the Grizzlies, who have won eight straight.
The Memphis Grizzlies can set a franchise record with their ninth straight victory when they visit the Lakers on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The Grizzlies won their eighth in a row against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday afternoon, despite not having coach Taylor Jenkins on the sideline or leading scorer Ja Morant in the lineup for the 123-108 win. Memphis also lost second-leading scorer Dillon Brooks to an ankle injury against the Clippers, leaving his availability against the Lakers in doubt as well.