Bucks top Nuggets despite Holiday's absence

Antetokounmpo and Middleton lead Milwaukee past Denver
Feb 8, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) controls the ball as Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap (4) guards in the fourth quarter at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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The Milwaukee Bucks extended their winning streak to five games in a row after taking down the Denver Nuggets last night, 125-112.

For the first time this season, the Bucks had to deal with a player missing action due to the health and safety protocols. Before the game, it was reported the Bucks would be without Jrue Holiday due to health & safety protocols. As of now, no timetable or any other information has been released surrounding Holiday's status. Bryn Forbes was thrusted into the starting lineup in Holiday's absence.

Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee, combining for 59 points, Middleton finishing two rebounds shy of a triple-double.

We recapped last night's Bucks win on The Bart Winkler Morning Show earlier today.

Also, Eric Nehm of The Athletic made his weekly stop on The Bart Winkler Show to recap Bucks & Nuggets and shed some light on the Jrue Holiday situation.