Antetokounmpo and the Bucks face the Pacers

Indiana Pacers (31-38, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (50-19, first in the Eastern Conference)

Milwaukee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee into a matchup against Indiana. He ranks fifth in the league averaging 30.9 points per game.

The Bucks are 8-4 against Central Division teams. Milwaukee averages 14.0 turnovers per game and is 14-4 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents.

The Pacers have gone 21-20 against Eastern Conference opponents. Indiana ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference scoring 49.0 points per game in the paint led by Myles Turner averaging 9.3.

The teams play for the third time this season. In the last matchup on Jan. 28 the Bucks won 141-131 led by 41 points from Antetokounmpo, while Turner scored 24 points for the Pacers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.9 points, 11.7 rebounds and 5.4 assists for the Bucks. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.7 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.

Turner is scoring 18.0 points per game and averaging 7.6 rebounds for the Pacers. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 18.2 points and 1.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for Indiana.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 8-2, averaging 122.5 points, 47.0 rebounds, 27.8 assists, 5.8 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.5 points per game.

Pacers: 6-4, averaging 121.9 points, 41.1 rebounds, 27.9 assists, 7.8 steals and 7.0 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.1 points.

INJURIES: Bucks: Grayson Allen: out (foot), Goran Dragic: out (knee), Khris Middleton: out (rest).

Pacers: T.J. McConnell: day to day (back), Tyrese Haliburton: day to day (knee), Bennedict Mathurin: out (ankle), Myles Turner: day to day (back), Kendall Brown: out (tibia), Chris Duarte: day to day (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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