Khris Middleton led the Milwaukee Bucks with 25 points, five rebounds and three assists in their 124-120 preseason loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
Reigning NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo poured in 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting in 21 minutes on the floor.
Jordan Nwora led Bucks scorers off the bench with 13 points and added four dimes.
Utah had six players reach double figures -- 2020-21 Sixth Man of the Year Jordan Clarkson led the team with 18 points, eight rebounds and two helpers.
Milwaukee will gear up for its final exhibition game Friday night against Dallas before beginning its title defense on Tuesday, Oct. 19, versus Brooklyn.