The Chicago Bulls are now 1-2 in their playoff series against Milwaukee after the Bucks crushed them 111-81 on April 22 at the United Center.
Grayson Allen made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Milwaukee while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 18 points, ESPN noted. Bobby Portis started with Middleton out and finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds despite pain in his right eye from a hit in Game 2.
Nikola Vucevic led Chicago with 19 points. Zach LaVine had 15 and DeMar DeRozan finished with just 11 with the Bucks crowding him after setting a career playoff high with 41 in Game 2.
The Bulls have not won a home playoff game since beating Cleveland in Game 3 of the 2015 Eastern Conference semifinals.
The teams next collide Sunday, April 24, in Chicago.
Roberto Perez drove in three runs, Michael Chavis broke a tie with a home run in the fourth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 at Wrigley Field on April 22, according to ESPN.
The teams play again Saturday, April 23. Kyle Hendricks will take the mound for the Cubs.
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson and first baseman Jose Abreu each made throwing errors on the same play, allowing the Minnesota Twins to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of a 2-1 victory over visiting Chicago, per ESPN.
The White Sox loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but Emilio Pagan escaped for his second save.
Chicago's Vince Velasquez will make his third start of the season Saturday, April 23, for Chicago and will look to make it through five innings for the first time this year.