Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee scored 41 points to help the Bucks defeat the Indiana Pacers 141-131 on Friday as the Memphis Grizzlies’ downward trend continued. He did this in honor of being named the NBA All-Star team captain.
The Bucks won their third straight game in Indianapolis. By holding off a late Pacers comeback after scoring a season-high 85 points in the first half. They were up by as many as 33 points at one point.
A day after being named the top vote-getter from the Eastern Conference. And a starter and team captain for next month’s All-Star game. Giannis Antetokounmpo put on a commanding effort that included an incredible fourth-quarter slam against Oshae Brissett.
The two-time NBA Most Valuable Player will receive the honour a third time. After leading teams in the exhibition game during the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Also Read: Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks Final Injury Report date – 23/01/2023: Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Playing against Detroit Pistons tonight?
Giannis Antetokounmpo significantly boosted the Bucks’ victory.
Khris Middleton contributed 17 points despite playing just 15 minutes for Milwaukee, Jrue Holiday scored 23 points and nine assists.
The Bucks, who are currently in first place in the Central Division, won their third straight game in front of a surprisingly amiable road crowd. Budenholzer even praised Antetokounmpo’s form in his late free throws. Also Read: Stephen Curry fined $25,000 for their behavior on the court
It followed a predictable pattern for the Pacers: a poor start, a big deficit, and a late comeback. This season, they have come back from double-digit deficits to win an NBA-best 11 times, including twice when they were down by 20 points or more.
But this time, the 33-point deficit from the first half was simply too much. Myles Turner’s 24 points led the Pacers, and Buddy Hield added 22 as Indiana dropped its ninth game in a row.
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