Middleton, Monroe score 21 each but Bucks lose in Houston

Khris Middleton and Greg Monroe scored 21 points a piece, but James Harden scored 30 as the Houston Rockets bested the Milwaukee Bucks 102-98 Friday night in Houston.

Five Bucks players scored in double figures, with Giannis Antetokounmpo adding in 18. Giannis hit a jumper in the third quarter that pulled the Bucks within one point of the Rockets, but that's as close as they got the rest of the way.

Jabari Parker and Michael Carter-Williams each notched double-doubles, each with 11 points, in the loss. The Bucks are now six games under .500 as their three game win streak was snapped. The team's best winning streak of the season was four, in early November in games against the Nets, Knicks and 76ers.

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