The Bucks were very polite tonight letting the Pacers claw their way back into it, but the Bucks were determined to win it at the end. The Bucks were able to shoot 58% from the floor tonight thanks to the Pacers first and second string centers being ruled out. The Pacers were also able to score at will tonight. Tonight the Bucks blocked 10 shots and had 12 steals. Giannis had 4 blocks and 3 steals, teammate Michael Carter Williams had 3 blocks and 3 steals. They were able to turn a lot of these into fast break points getting out in transition and dunking all over the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Bucks scored 30+ in 3 quarters tonight en route to scoring 120 tonight. The Bucks were not able to slow Paul George tonight who had a monster night scoring 31 points, but the Bucks were able to answer every basket. The Bucks were able to obtain a solid win on the road against a good Pacers team tonight, hopefully its a turner corning moment for this young team.

Buck of the Game: Khris Middleton

Khris scored 30+ in back to back games for the first time in his career scoring 33 on 18 shots tonight. He also had 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and a block filling out the stat sheet all night. Khris was incredibly efficient again tonight going 4 of 6 from three to raise his absurd 45% three point percentage. Greg Monroe also played well scoring 23 points on only 12 shots, but it was Khris’s night from the start. Khris hit a decisive bucket with around a minute to go that effectively buried the Pacers.

Observations:

-Jabari had a bounce back night after a couple of rough games scoring 14 points

-Giannis got off to a hot start but cooled off still having a massive night on the stat sheet

-Johnny O’Bryant got a DNP-CD, but it was predictable with the Pacers going small all night

-George Hill has terrible hair

Picture via businessinsider.com
Picture via businessinsider.com

What’s Next:

The Bucks travel to Minneapolis to face the Timberwolves Saturday night.

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