In a historic night where Giannis Antetokounmpo set the franchise record for most points scored in a game with 64 points, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Indiana Pacers, 140-126.
Indiana landed the first few punches to start this one off, capitalizing on fast-breaks and offensive boards. However, an 18-6 run by the Bucks to close the quarter out gave them a slim 36-33 lead after a quarter of play.
The Bucks would build up a 12-point lead throughout the second, but Indiana fought back. A Buddy Hield jumper as time expired made things 70-63 in favor of the Bucks at the break.
That Giannis guy? He kept scoring. Through three quarters of play, his scoring output leapt up to 38 points. It was the biggest reason why Milwaukee was able to re-construct its double-digit lead. Going into the fourth, their lead sat back at single-digits, 101-94.
The fourth would be quite chippy down the stretch, with things resulting in an ejection for Bobby Portis. Despite the drama, the Bucks had no problem in closing the door on the Pacers, as Giannis’ franchise record of 64 points paved the way to the victory.
Stat That Stood Out
I mean, you gotta go with Giannis. He has finally passed Michael Redd for most points scored in a game by a Buck with 64 points. His taking over the game put the momentum squarely on the Bucks’ side and gave them the win. He was impactful every time he touched the basketball and it resulted in a truly historic night.