After a roller coaster four-game roadie which finished on Sunday night with a win over the Wizards, the Pacers are back home for their next three games. Both the Bucks and Pacers will be playing the second game of a back-to-back and the Pacers in particular, will need some help from their reserves. The bench was a no show in Washington forcing four starters to play at least 38 minutes each and expend lots of energy to hold on to the W for dear life.
As for the Bucks, the appeared on their way to getting run out of the building after falling behind by 20 points in the first quarter before rallying twice to beat the Sixers. The multi-comeback effort forced Milwaukee to lean heavily on Giannis Antetokounmpo (42 minutes) and Eric Bledsoe (40 minutes). The Bucks did get some help from their reserves with former Washington Hatchet, Tyler Zeller teaming up with Jason Terry and Jabari Parker to help turn things around.
The Pacers lead the season series 2-1 but have wrapped up the tiebreaker regardless of the result on Monday thanks to a better division record. This will be the Pacers final Central Division game as we head down the homestretch of the regular season.
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Bucks (34-29) at Pacers (36-27) - 7:00 PM EDT at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected starting lineups
Pacers: Cory Joseph (PG), Victor Oladipo (SG), Bojan Bogdanovic (SF), Thaddeus Young (PF), Myles Turner(C)
Bucks: Eric Bledsoe (PG), Sterling Brown (SG) Khris Middleton (SF), Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF), John Henson (C)