NBA Twitter reacts to Khris Middleton's fourth-quarter performance in Bucks' Game 3 win over Hawks

NBA Milwaukee Bucks Atlanta Hawks Basketball Atlanta Hawks v Milwaukee Bucks Khris Middleton came alive in the fourth quarter of the Bucks' 113-102 win over the Hawks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday. He totaled 20 points in the final 12 minutes. The Hawks managed only 17. That scoring outburst turned a two-point Hawks advantage into a comfortable 11-point Bucks victory that didn't feel close in the final minute.MORE: Does Damian Lillard want out of Portland? Middleton recorded a game-high 38 points while shooting 57.7 percent from the field. He struggled in the first two games of the conference finals, averaging 15 points on 33.3 percent shooting. So, how exactly did Middleton heat up?"Just finally got 'em to go," he said of his hot streak. "I've been struggling some with the ball going in the basket, but finally they started dropping for me at the right time. I'm thankful for that."Khris Middleton (#NBAPlayoffs career high-tying 38 PTS) on the difficulty of facing the @ATLHawks and what led to his 20-point 4th quarter. #ThatsGameGame 4 - Tuesday, 8:30 PM ET, TNT— NBA (@NBA) June 28, 2021Certainly, the Bucks were thankful to see their second star emerge at the right time.NBA Twitter was complimentary of Middleton's game as well. Many Bucks supporters, basketball fans and media personalities took time to praise his well-timed hot streak.Khris Middleton in the 4Q— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 28, 2021Khris Middleton rn— M 💫 (@mychxppaisloud) June 28, 2021KHRIS. MIDDLETON.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) June 28, 2021Khris Middleton legacy game— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) June 28, 2021Khris Middleton dropped 20 Points in the 4th Quarter and tied his playoff career-high tonight. 🔥Underappreciated— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 28, 202137 points!!! Khris Middleton is killing it!! #khashmoney @Khris22m #FearTheDeer— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) June 28, 2021khris middleton— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) June 28, 2021Khris Middleton takeover— Ahmed🇸🇴/Mach Hommy's Pray For Haiti AOTY (@big_business_) June 28, 2021Khris Middleton has had more signature playoff games than James Harden— Lu Dort Fan (@mattyice2ish) June 28, 2021Khris Middleton Khris Middletonin Games 1 & 2 in Game 3— #RingerNBA (@ringernba) June 28, 2021*Trae Young shimmies*Khris Middleton: #milvsatl— Jrue Holiday Stan Cade (@cadekoehler

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