Still 3:56 left before halftime. – 7:56 PM This is one of the most impressive displays of shot making I’ve seen from a team live. Bucks hitting post fadeaways, pullups at the eblow, threes, everything. Pacers defense hasn’t been good, but it doesn’t feel as bad as the score suggests. It’s 76-48 with 4 minutes left in 2Q. – 7:56 PM Joe Ingles just got T’d up for arguing for Giannis Antetokounmpo, who tried to take a charge to draw an offensive foul on Myles Turnver.
#NBAhacks – 9:16 PM Pacers going with hack-a-Giannis down the stretch here. He had a 10 second violation on a free throw earlier and went 1/2 on his first trip. He’s at the line again now. – 9:14 PM Buddy Hield for three. The Pacers have cut the Bucks lead under 10 for the first time since it was 39-30. It’s 129-121 now. – 9:12 PM Bucks lead, 129-118, with 4:22 left.
Bucks shot 59%, made nine 3s and are up 45-30. Pacers positives were the starts by Turner (9pts) and Duarte (8) — and just two turnovers. – 7:37 PM Pacers give 40+ pts in the 1Q in back-to-back games. Bucks shot 58%, made nine 3s and are up 45-30. Pacers positives were the starts by Turner (9pts) and Duarte (8) — and just two turnovers. – 7:36 PM The tiny lineup that was in late during Pacers-Magic, featuring both Oshae Brissett and Terry Taylor, is in again now for the Pacers. They’re searching for answers with Milwaukee in a run. – 7:36 PM Bucks up, 35-27, with 2:06 left in the first quarter. Khris Middleton has scored five points in a little over two minutes. – 7:32 PM Bucks up, 30-27, with 3:11 left in the first quarter.
He makes the second. 125-111 #Bucks – 9:03 PM #Bucks saw the lead drop to 11 and Giannis Antetokounmpo answers with back-to-back buckets — including a monster dunk. But, they still just lead 120-107. – 8:57 PM Oh my gosh. I can’t believe Giannis Antetokounmpo just threw that down. Jumped from inside the free-throw dotted circle through contact. – 8:57 PM Wow. Giannis with another insane dunk. Feels like there’s one every other week here in Gainbridge. – 8:57 PM Jevon Carter just fouled out with 9:36 to go.
Milwaukee is 7-of-11 from deep thus far. Ingles is 2-for-2. Connaughton is 3-for-4. – 7:27 PM Will anyone ever miss in this game? After 8 minutes it’s 30-25 Bucks. Both teams shooting well. – 7:26 PM Pat Connaughton is really shooting it right now. He had hit seven of nine from 3 in the last two games. Starts off 3-for-3 from deep tonight. – 7:25 PM Giannis Antetokounmpo draws two, dishes it to Joe Ingles, who drives and then throws a little dumpoff pass to Jrue Holiday in the dunker. Bucks up, 16-11, with 7:22 left in the first quarter. – 7:18 PM Giannis is scoring at will, responsible for 7 of the Bucks’ first 13 points. And there’s a big contingent of fans here to see him.
No typos, it’s 85-56 Bucks. They’re on pace for 170. Milwaukee shot 62. 3% from the field and 52% from deep. Only 7 turnovers. Ridiculous offensive half. The Pacers couldn’t stop them. Bennedict Mathurin leads the Pacers with 14 points. – 8:07 PM Bucks torched the Pacers for 85pts on 62% shooting, lead at half 85-56. **That’s the most first-half points the Pacers have yielded in NBA franchise history. (Previously: 83, MIL, last season. ) They have 13 3s and five players in double figures. – 8:07 PM HALF: Bucks 85, Pacers 56 – Middleton 17pts/2reb/4ast – Antetokounmpo 15pts/5reb/4ast – Holiday 10pts/4reb/3ast – Lopez 10pts/5reb/2ast – 8:06 PM Bucks have scored 76pts, matching the highest output in any half by a Pacers opponent this season.
Timeout to Budenholzer. (He has three left, so UIOLI is still alive. ) Antetokounmpo is up to 34pts/11reb/6ast. Holiday has 18pts/9reb/8ast. – 9:10 PM Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski The #Bucks have been in the bonus since the 6:41 mark of the fourth quarter. Not sure anyone would have thought that would matter after an 85-point first half. But, it does. Brook Lopez makes two, and it’s 129-113 Milwaukee. – 9:07 PM Antetokounmpo was 1-of-8 from the free throw line. Then he got called for a ten-second violation. Hit the second free throw though, so now 2-of-10. – 9:04 PM Giannis Antetokounmpo was 1 for 8 from the free throw line and was just whistled for a 10-second violation on his first one here.
– 7:42 PM After one quarter, the Bucks lead, 45-30. Khris Middleton has nine points and two assists in five minutes off the bench. He led a 15-3 run to close the first quarter. – 7:38 PM Pacers gave up 46 in the first quarter on Wednesday. That means you can say they “only” gave up 45 today. Another atrocious first quarter for this group, who trails by 15. Myles Turner leads the Pacers with 9 points. Bucks already have 9 threes. – 7:37 PM Pacers give up 40+ pts in the 1Q in back-to-back games.
He’s up to 10pts. – 8:33 PM Grayson Allen flew in from outside the 3-point line on that Giannis Antetokounmpo FT attempt)as he often does) and landed on top of Pat Connaughton. Connaughton was slow to get up. The Pacers got a lay-up and then the Bucks took a timeout as Connaughton stood on the Bucks’ end. – 8:32 PM The #Bucks released a statement on Tyre Nichols. “We are outraged by the deadly beating that Tyre Nichols received from five Memphis police officers. (1/3) – 8:26 PM Halftime here in Gainbirdge Fieldhouse.