Coach Mike Budenholzer only used eight players in a 107-102 loss at Cleveland Wednesday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo sat out a second game with a sore ankle and Nikola Mirotic was sidelined with a broken thumb after scoring 23 the night before. Khris Middleton tried to pick up the slack with a 26-point game and he got 24-point help from Eric Bledsoe, but the Bucks fell short. The team is decimated by injuries right now and Mirotic could be out two-to-four weeks. Milwaukee still has the best record in the N-B-A at 53-19 with a home game against Miami coming up Friday.