Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers
Milwaukee Bucks Preview
The Milwaukee Bucks bid to extend their winning streak to six games on Wednesday when they venture to Indianapolis to face the Indiana Pacers. The availability of Giannis Antetokounmpo is in question after the reigning NBA MVP sat out Milwaukee’s 123-111 victory over Sacramento due to the birth of his first child, Liam Charles.
Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton each recorded 28 points and eight assists as the league-best Bucks benefited from an early fourth-quarter surge to improve to 14-1 in their last 15 outings. Antetokounmpo, who averages team-bests in points (30.0), rebounds (13.5) and assists (5.8), had 26 points in Milwaukee’s 102-83 road win against Indiana on Nov. 16 before recording 19 boards in a 117-89 victory over the Pacers on Dec. 22.
Indiana Pacers Preview
The Indiana Pacers aim to put a halt to a season-high six-game losing streak on Wednesday when they host the NBA-best Milwaukee Bucks in Indianapolis. The Pacers have dropped five of those contests at home, including Monday’s 106-105 setback to Brooklyn.
Domantas Sabonis recorded his fourth triple-double (23 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds) in his last 12 games on Monday to boost his team-best season averages in points (18.3) and rebounds (12.5). Sabonis had 19 and 18, respectively in Indiana’s 117-89 setback to Milwaukee on Dec. 22. T.J. Warren has made 17 of 25 shots over his last two games overall, but he is just 10 of 34 from the floor in two contests versus the Bucks this season.