The Pacers face the Bucks for the third time this season after splitting the first two matchups.
In the first game, the Bucks blew past the Pacers, 118-101 in Milwaukee. The Bucks made 17 threes on 46 (!) attempts. Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t make any threes but scored 26 points on 23 shots and grabbed 15 rebounds.
The second time around at BLF, the Pacers leaned on Thad Young at both ends, making anyone but Giannis beat them. Thad finished with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals while keeping the Greek Freak in front of him as his teammates were there to help whenever he thought about spinning on Thad. Giannis only took six shots, scored 12 points and the rest of the Bucks made just 11 of 43 threes.
No doubt, Milwaukee will be ready to counter what the Pacers threw at them last time, although makes and misses from behind the arc will likely tip the balance of the game whether the Pacers can slow down Giannis or not.
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, Wesley Matthews, Bojan Bogdanovic, Thaddeus Young, Myles Turner
Bucks: Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
IND: Victor Oladipo (right knee) - out
MIL: Donte DiVincenzo (bilateral heel bursitis) - doubtful, Nikola Mirotić (right calf strain) - out
Enemy view: Brew Hoop
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