The Pacers (37-24) finish their regular season series with the Bucks (52-9) on Wednesday night in Milwaukee. The Bucks hold a 2-1 lead after the prior three games with the one win for the Pacers coming on a night the Bucks played without Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Victor Oladipo remains questionable for the Pacers although he did put in some work on Tuesday. If Vic can’t go, Aaron Holiday will likely remain in the starting lineup.
As CC pointed out today, the best way to beat the Bucks is to make a bunch of 3’s. Seems obvious but an off night from behind the arc won’t end well. The Bucks lost their last game in Miami. I saw the Bucks were down in the third quarter, so I checked the box wondering what was going on, assuming Jimmy Butler or Bam Adebayo was going off. Instead, it was the bench for the Heat doing the damage with nine threes at the time. The bench finished with 12 of the Heat’s 18 threes which was too much for the Bucks.
The Pacers have been switching up their defensive looks of late, which was not the case when the Bucks rolled the Pacers early in the season. Can the Pacers turn some of the challenging match ups the Bucks present in their favor? That’s the major challenge facing the good guys tonight.
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Indiana/ESPN
Radio: 107.5 FM/AM 1070 The Fan
Projected Starting Lineups:
Pacers: Malcolm Brogdon, Victor Oladipo, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner
Bucks: Eric Bledsoe, Wesley Matthews, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
IND: Victor Oladipo (knee) - questionable, Jeremy Lamb (knee) - out
MIL: George Hill (groin) - probable, Kyle Korver (back) - out
Enemy view: Brew Hoop
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