The Milwaukee Bucks (hereinafter referred to as the Bucks) blocked the Indiana Pacers (hereinafter referred to as Indiana) from running.
Milwaukee beat Indiana by 141-131, 10 points in the NBA 2022-23 regular season away game held at the Gainbridge Field House in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on the morning of the 28th (Korean time). With this, Milwaukee maintained 3rd place in the Eastern Conference with 32 wins and 17 losses, and showed off its natural enemy relationship with 10 consecutive wins against Indiana. (Indiana 24-27)
Milwaukee played a big role in the game that day, with Giannis Antetokounmpo scoring 41 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists, Cruz Halladay scoring 23 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, and Chris Middleton scoring 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Indiana had Myles Turner with 24 points and 5 rebounds, Buddy Hield with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals, and TJ McConnell with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals.
Milwaukee boasted overwhelming power from the first quarter. Antetokounmpo was responsible for Milwaukee’s early scoring along with Pat Connorton, who made consecutive three-point shots. As McConnell showed great passing ability and scored the following points, Joe Ingles, Holliday, Grace Allen, Connorton, Brook Lopetz and Wesley Matthews joined the three-point procession and scored. Thanks to their performance, Milwaukee finished the first quarter with a 45-30, 15-point lead.
Milwaukee also showed hot firepower in the second quarter. Jebbon Carter led the bench time with 10 points in a row at the beginning of the quarter, and Antetokounmpo responded with three consecutive breakthrough points. Indiana was not giving away a big lead due to Benedict Masserin’s struggle, but Middleton broke Indiana’s defense by properly mixing breakthroughs, mid-range jumpers, and three-point shots. Thus, Milwaukee was able to end the first half with an 85-56, 29-point lead.
However, Indiana launched a counterattack in the third quarter. For Indiana, it was absolutely necessary to pick up the pace and make the 3-point shot. However, Turner put in a 3-point shot, and Heald’s consecutive 3-point shots went in. And the transition offense led by Chris Duarte disrupted the Milwaukee defense. Here, as McConnell filled Tyrese Halliburton’s gap well, Indiana entered the fourth quarter with a 99-114, 15-point lead.
Indiana tried to lead the bench time by introducing Andrew Nemhard, who had returned from injury at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Then, Antetokounmpo succeeded in breaking through consecutively and helped Cornerton cut-in dunk. Rather, Indiana started with Duarte’s 3-point shot, and Heald put in a 3-point shot followed by a steal, reducing the score by 8 points. As the end of the game neared, Antetokounmpo began making free throws, which were not good on the day.
At the same time, 먹튀검증 put all the free throws thrown three minutes before the end of the game into the net. Antetokounmpo, where free throws began to enter, came as a disaster for Indiana. Milwaukee almost gave Indiana an excuse to chase when Allen committed a 3-point foul, but Halladay made up for it with a 3-pointer. Afterwards, Milwaukee won Indiana by a score of 141-131, 10 points, with Antetokounmpo showing room to throw even a 3-point shot.