In a game that didn’t feature Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Bucks had no issues finding a win. They’d take care of the Indiana Pacers with ease, 140-113.
There was no problem for the Bucks in scoring the basketball in the first half. Despite being without the two-time reigning NBA MVP, Milwaukee was still scoring the ball with ease. After one quarter, they’d lead the Pacers by a score of 48-26.
The Bucks would keep rolling throughout the second, keeping the Pacers at bay for the majority of the quarter. At halftime, Milwaukee strung together a 23 point lead, 83-60.
The same story would be told once again in the third. The only difference was that it was a different quarter. The Pacers continue to be outmatched by the Bucks, though they did cut the deficit to 12 at one point, Going into the fourth, the Bucks still held a double-digit lead. They’d have no trouble carrying that to the finish line, putting the final touches on a 140-113 victory.
Stat That Stood Out
I’m going to go with that 48 point first quarter. Just remarkable, especially considering that they were without Giannis. That would tally for a 171 ORtg, which is just astounding. That’s the fifth highest individual point total for a single quarter in Milwaukee Bucks history. The record? 53 against Cleveland in the fourth quarter back in 1991. Tonight’s first quarter really set the tone for how the remainder of the game was going to go, as the Bucks easily cruised across the finish line from that point on.