Milwaukee won the first meeting at the Fieldhouse, 102-83 rolling past the short-handed Pacers who were missing Malcolm Brogdon and Jeremy Lamb. This time around the Pacers are dealing with a couple of dinged up players including Lamb and Domas Sabonis who are both questionable.
More important injury news to monitor is on the Bucks’ side where league MVP front runner, Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing through a sore back while all of the Bucks are playing on a back-to-back after rolling past the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Unfortunately, the Knicks didn’t stress the Bucks too much, but Giannis did play 26 minutes, logging a casual triple-double in the win.
While the Bucks did their damage in NYC the Pacers were in Milwaukee, so the blue and gold should have a rest advantage. We’ll see if that along with some quality execution is enough to get past the Bucks on their home floor.
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo, Wesley Matthews, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - out, Jeremy Lamb (groin) - questionable, Domantas Sabonis (hip) - questionable, Naz Mitrou-Long (ankle) - out
MIL: Eric Bledsoe (right leg) - out, Giannis Antetokounmpo (back soreness) - probable, Wesley Matthews (right thigh) - doubtful, Dragan Bender (right ankle) - out
Enemy view: Brew Hoop
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