A rare hiccup in a season full of winning for the Milwaukee Bucks was quickly erased Wednesday night with a 119-100 win over the Indiana Pacers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 29 points in the win, which began with Bucks outscoring the Pacers 36-23 in the first quarter. The Pacers would cut that lead to just three entering halftime, but the Bucks' defense clamped down in the second half to secure the victory. Four other Bucks players scored in double figures, including 20 points from Khris Middleton and 19 from Donte DiVincenzo from the bench. T.J. Warren led the Pacers with 18 points in the loss. The win improves the Bucks to 53-9 ahead of their showdown on the West Coast against the Los Angeles Lakers.