The Pacers face the Bucks for the second time this season, looking to improve on their last effort in Milwaukee when the Bucks ambushed the Pacers with a three-point barrage to cruise to a 118-101 win.
The Milwaukee debacle was the second game of the year and solidified the new-look Bucks under Mike Budenholzer as a top tier team in the East, as they went on to win their first seven games. Teams have adjusted a bit to the Bucks approach which leans on 40 or so three per game, but on most nights there is no adjusting for Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Greek Freak did miss the Bucks last game in Cleveland but should be available to torment the Pacers at the Fieldhouse.
As for the Pacers, they will have Victor Oladipo back in the starting lineup after surviving the last 11 games without him. This matchup is certainly not ideal to work in a returning player on a minutes restriction, but the more help the better against a potent Bucks team.
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner
Bucks: Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
IND: Victor Oladipo (sore knee) - questionable
MIL: Giannis Antetokounmpo (sore neck) - probable
Enemy view: Brew Hoop
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