Originally Published: December 20, 2015 8:20 p.m.
PHOENIX - Khris Middleton scored 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and Greg Monroe hit a spinning, go-ahead layup with 20.6 seconds left to lift the Milwaukee Bucks over the Phoenix Suns 101-95 on Sunday.
Eric Bledsoe had his potential tying layup blocked by Michael Carter-Williams with 7.9 seconds left, and Middleton hit four free throws in the final 5 seconds.
Carter-Williams had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Bledsoe and T.J. Warren led the Suns with 18 points each.
The Bucks' O.J. Mayo was called for a flagrant foul after yanking down Warren on a fast-break layup attempt with 7:28 left. Warren hit the two free throws, and on the ensuing possession, Jon Leuer hit a 3-pointer for an 86-77 Phoenix lead.
Milwaukee then went on a 15-2 run to lead 92-88, with Middleton scoring seven points during the stretch.
The Suns scored seven of the next eight points, but then Carter-Williams hit a seven-footer, Mayo blocked Bledsoe's shot and then Monroe hit his layup.
The Suns took a 15-point lead in the third quarter, but the Bucks cut it to 71-70 in the final seconds on Middleton's jumper. Middleton, whose buzzer-beater won last season's game in Phoenix between the two teams, added seven assists.
The Bucks had a 9-0 run early in the first quarter and led by as many as 11 points before the Suns finished the quarter strong. Three-pointers from Markieff Morris and Ronnie Price in the final 1:08 helped the Suns trim the lead to 27-26 going into the second quarter.
The Suns led by as many as nine points in the second quarter, going up 44-35 on a 3-pointer from Mirza Teletovic at the 4:20 mark. Warren scored 12 points in the quarter.
Carter-Williams had 11 first-half points and five rebounds to lead Milwaukee, but the Suns led 53-45 at halftime.
Parker's rookie season ended in Phoenix last December when he tore the ACL in his left knee. He played 27 minutes and scored seven points for the Bucks.
BUCKS: F Giannis Antetokounmpo was held out with knee soreness, and Mayo replaced him in the starting lineup. ... The Bucks are 3-20 against the Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena since the building opened for the 1992-93 season, with all the wins coming in their last four visits. ... G Jerryd Bayless (left ankle sprain) and G Greivis Vasquez (right ankle) did not play.
SUNS: Suns coach Jeff Hornacek is still one win away from 100 as head coach. ... C Alex Len blocked a shot in his 12th straight game. ... Leuer made his 13th start of the season and 11th consecutive start at forward. "He does little things that don't show up on the stat sheet. I always liked those guys," Hornacek said.
Morris and Mayo got into a minor scuffle in the first quarter and were each given a technical foul.
Midway through the third quarter, Morris momentarily leaned over for a view of a TV monitor at the announcers' table at courtside showing the Steelers-Broncos game. Morris saw the score, then checked backed into the game.
Bucks: Host Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
Suns: At Utah on Monday night.