Game stream: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers

Game stream: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers


Game stream: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers

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The Milwaukee Bucks (3-1) play against the Indiana Pacers (3-3) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Monday October 25, 2021

Milwaukee Bucks 119, Indiana Pacers 109 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Fantasy adds tonight (0-40% on Y!):
Alex Caruso
12 team
Franz Wagner
Kevin Love
Nassir Little
Pat Connaughton
Grayson Allen
Bones Hyland
Josh Jackson
Grant Williams
Anfernee Simons
Nick Richards
Already posted NBA 3 Ball! Lots to cover!…12:50 AM
Frank Madden @fmaddenNBA
Jordan Nwora has 7 assists and 2 TOs in 97 minutes so far this year. Last season: 7 assists and 24 turnovers in 274 minutes. Scoring will always be his go-to skill, but his improved decision-making and defensive effort have stood out the most over the first week of the season. – 12:47 AM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Jonas Valanciunas on BI’s shots late to close out the game:
“When I see him go into his middy, I feel confident. I don’t even go for the offensive boards because I know he’s going to make it. It makes my job easier.” – 11:44 PM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Monday
Chris Duarte, 18 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast
Jalen Suggs, 15 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 4-8 from 3
Franz Wagner, 15 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Scottie Barnes, 13 pts, 4 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk, 6-8 from field
Evan Mobley, 10 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast, 1 blk – 11:18 PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo @Giannis_An34
4️⃣3️⃣3️⃣4️⃣ #Antetokounbros PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Brandon Ingram is feeeeeling that middy right now. – 10:22 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
Very shorthanded Bucks improve to 3-1 on the season with the 119-109 win over Indiana.
Plenty to discuss with @Frank Madden on postgame @lockedonbucks.
🎙️📺 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Giannis Antetokounmpo tonight:
✅ 30 PTS
✅ 10 REB
✅ 9 AST
Antetokounmpo now has 67 career games in which he’s tallied at least 30p/10r/5a. Only five players since the ABA-NBA merger have recorded more such games. – 9:55 PM
Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
Central Division domination continues
@Milwaukee Bucks OT continues on the network now and then join me for Bucks Talk on @620wtmj & @ESPNMilwaukee immediately afterward PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers fought well in this one, but just couldn’t get enough stops to keep up with the Bucks. They fall 119-109.
Brogdon (25) and Sabonis (21) both scored well. But Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combined for 57. They proved why they are the defending champs. – 9:34 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Bucks continue to own the matchup, now 10 of 12 and five in a row over the Pacers.
Giannis had 30-10-9, Middleton scored 27 in a 119-109 win. Goga Bitadze (7p, 9r) was effective and played the entire 4th. Brogdon scored 25.
Pacers now 1-3 with the Raptors, Nets up next. – 9:34 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
FINAL: Bucks 119, Pacers 109
– Antetokounmpo 30pts/10reb/9ast
– Middleton 27pts/5reb/7ast
– Allen 19pts/4reb
– Connaughton 13pts/7reb/2ast – 9:34 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
After a hot first half, it has been a struggle for Khris Middleton in the second half.
A number of turnovers and missed shots looking for foul calls to close this game, but he just hit a leaner off glass, which should probably seal it. – 9:30 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
With that steal, Giannis Antetokounmpo passed Marques Johnson (@olskool888) on another franchise list – Antetokounmpo is now No. 7 in all-time steals for the #Bucks9:27 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Couple big possessions coming up here. Bucks up, 112-103, with 3:41 left. (:14 on the shot clock)
Rick Carlisle just called a timeout to set up this upcoming Pacers possession. – 9:24 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks come out with it following a Middleton-Brogdon jump ball and – what do you know – Pat Connaughton hits a 3 to give the Bucks a 10-point lead. – 9:21 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
After a long review for a potential hostile act, the officials decided the jump ball call was correct and there will be double technicals for Goga Bitadze and George Hill. – 9:19 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
After review of a hostile act, double technicals issued to Goga Bitadze and George Hill.
Jump ball.
Bucks up 7 with 5:13 to go. – 9:19 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Goga Bitadze and George Hill were assessed technical fouls. Jump ball. – 9:19 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Myles Turner was in early foul trouble, but only has three. Carlisle, though, has gone with Bitadze in the 4th. He’s played 12 minutes (and counting) after not playing in the first 3 games.
He plays with an edge and the team needs more of that. – 9:17 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Loose ball and just about all ten players got involved in trying to peel the fumble recovery pile apart.
Goga Bitadze in the middle of it. George Hill and Thanasis Anteotkounmpo around it for the Bucks. – 9:15 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Goga Bitadze went hard for an offensive rebound and in the pile it looked like some pushing and footsies were going on with Khris Middleton and George Hill — officials conferring. – 9:15 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
George Hill and Goga Bitadze with a heated altercation.
Not a mad lib. A real thing happening in the basketball game right now after a fight for the ball. – 9:15 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Pacers now within two possessions in the final half of the fourth quarter. #Bucks led by 18 late in the third. – 9:13 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
The decision by Carlisle to go with this Sabonis-Bitadze lineup has paid off big time. Smart choice, at least so far. – 9:12 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Khris Middleton last scored with about four minutes to go in the third quarter. #Pacers down 10 – 9:10 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Pacers just not going away quite yet.
Bucks up, 105-95, with 7:56 left. – 9:08 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Nice defensive start for the Pacers in the 4th quarter and they cut the Milwaukee lead to 10. Bucks take a timeout to slow the run. – 9:08 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Giannis is a one-man wrecking crew, slicing up the defense, attracting multiple defenders … and he’s got 30pts.
Pacers bigs have battled foul trouble and the most telling stat: Bucks outscoring the Pacers 50-26 in the paint. (Also 24-3 in transition.) – 9:04 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Giannis Antetokounmpo is now in triple-double mode.
And all of his shooters are very ready. – 9:02 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Giannis has 29-6-6 through 3 quarters and it doesn’t even feel like he’s dominating that much. Just a ridiculous player. – 9:01 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Probably the best third quarter of the season for the Pacers, honestly. Low bar to clear, but they only got outscored by 6 in the frame. Bucks lead 101-86 with one quarter to go. – 8:58 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks take a 101-86 lead going into the fourth quarter. – 8:58 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
Giannis is drawing four bodies and setting up practice 3-point attempts for anyone who wants one right now. His passing continues to get so much better year on year. – 8:54 PM
Frank Madden @fmaddenNBA
The Bucks have one NBA big man in their rotation right now and they’re up 50-20 in paint points. How? That one big man is Giannis Antetokounmpo – 8:50 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Yet another block = assist for second-year #Bucks guard and Jrue Holiday’s new favorite player, Jordan Nwora.… via @journalsentinel8:42 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Nwora gets a block as a helper and then finds Mamukelashvili for a layup underneath.
Wrote about this in the preseason, but those are the sequences the Bucks wanted to see from Nwora.…8:41 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
That’s a #MiddleDime.
Middleton has been tossing pretty passes this season. – 8:39 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks have pushed their lead up to 14, 75-61, early in the third quarter. – 8:36 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Thanasis Antetokounmpo is whistled for his third foul but then draws an offensive foul on Domantas Sabonis — which is being reviewed as a “potential hostile act.” – 8:30 PM
Frank Madden @fmaddenNBA
Giannis shot an insane 81% in the restricted area last year, but was at just 62% in RA in the first 3 games. Needless to say it was just a matter of time before that number goes up — he was 6/6 in the first half to bring him up to 69% for year. – 8:26 PM
Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner
Really liked the #Wizards’ body and ball movement Friday against the Pacers. Tonight tho…. it’s one pass, one shot – 8:12 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers trail the Bucks 66-57 at halftime. Pacers played a decent half outside of fouls – Milwaukee hit 15 free throws. Bucks also shot 64.3% from 2-point range. Giannis makes things difficult. – 8:12 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers trailing Bucks 66-57 at the half. Bucks shooting 52% and having their way in transition. Pacers aren’t stopping the ball and they’ve been outscored 16-0. Bucks also +10 at the line.
Middleton + Giannis with 39. Sabonis has 13/7. – 8:11 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks lead the #Pacers 66-57 at halftime.
G. Antetokounmpo & Khris Middleton have combined for 39 points. – 8:11 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
HALF: Bucks 66, Pacers 57 – 8:11 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon has three fouls. Back-to-back buckets by the Antetokounbros have the #Bucks back up seven… – 8:09 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks call for time – #Pacers on a 9-0 run to cut it to 60-57. – 8:06 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
This may be a hot take but I think we’re seeing that the Nets are better than the Raptors and Pacers. – 8:01 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
After a close 1st quarter, the Bucks are now making their first run of the game, 21-9 over the last six minutes.
Their lead is 10, the largest of the game. Pacers haven’t slowed them in transition (outscored 10-0) or in the paint (24pts).
Giannis + Middleton combined for 31pts. – 7:58 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks take the first double-digit lead of the night – 49-39. – 7:56 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Khris Middleton hitting a deep 3.
Giannis Antetokounmpo getting free for a dunk.
Rick Carlisle calling a timeout.
Bucks up, 49-39, with 7:04 left in the first half. – 7:56 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Jordan Nwora’s turn on Sabonis – he continues to try to get a @Eric Nehm GIF attached to his buckets…. – 7:54 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Wanted to see Craig defend Giannis for a possession or two, but the matchups never ended up that way in the brief stint where the two overlapped. Craig back to the bench. – 7:54 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
15 total fouls thus far called in #Bucks#Pacers. Nine minutes left in the first half. – 7:52 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Couple steals from Justin Robinson to start the second quarter and Rick Carlisle wants a timeout to get his team settled back down.
Bucks up, 38-30, with 10:45 left in the second quarter. – 7:46 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
The Bucks lead, 34-30, after one quarter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has 11 points/2 rebounds, but Khris Middleton just passed up his tally with the buzzer-beating 3+1. Middleton has 13p/2r.
Advanced Stats:
OffRtg: 123.1
DefRtg: 115.4
Net Rtg: +7.7
ORB%: 15.4%
DRB%: 66.7% – 7:43 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Nasty shot from Khris Middleton at the buzzer puts the Bucks up 34-30 after one frame. Pacers keeping up by shooting a ton of threes, but foul trouble is going to make this one an uphill battle. – 7:41 PM
Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
I’m old enough to remember when Giannis was the Robin to Jabari Parker’s Batman. PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Khris Middleton looks to have knocked down a fallaway buzzer beating three over Malcom Brogdan and Goga Bitadze — with a foul on Bitadze.
It’s being reviewed. – 7:40 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
The Toughest Shot Express for Khris Middleton to beat the first quarter buzzer.
Double-teamed on the catch in the corner. Stepback 3. And he’s fouled.
Choo Choo. – 7:40 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Pacers just went full-court press. Denied the ball from two non-Giannis ballhandlers.
Bucks just threw it to Antetokounmpo at halfcourt for a 3-on-3 break. Open 3 for Hood. – 7:34 PM
Ted Davis @nbated
Thanks for the kind words and Respect! Loved every minute of doing Bucks Basketball. FYI I still got my Fastball.…7:32 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton have helped draw two fouls apiece on Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis in the opening eight minutes of the game. #Pacers lead 23-21 – 7:28 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
With both Turner and Sabonis now in foul trouble with two each, 8mins into the gmae, Goga Bitadze is getting his first minutes of the season. Brissett is at the 4. – 7:27 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Foul trouble for both Sabonis and Turner means Goga Bitadze is checking in for his season debut. He needs these minutes. – 7:27 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Rodney Hood checks in for the first time as a member of the Milwaukee #Bucks7:27 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Been a lot of talk about the league’s rule changes in regards to non-basketball plays in the last week, but Khris Middleton keeps getting dudes on pump fakes and getting the calls.
Before the season, he said he thought his pump fakes were typically legal and he’s been right. – 7:26 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Sabonis just got Mamuskelashvili on a pump fake. That is something the rookie has struggled guarding early this season.
Too eager to try to block a shot when he probably isn’t going to be much of a shot blocker in his rookie season. – 7:24 PM
Kane Pitman @KanePitman
Watching Thanasis defend Sabonis and thinking of that stretch where he legitimately was under Luka’s skin last season. He’s either going to really annoy Sabonis or foul out pretty quickly but I am intrigued to watch it play out. – 7:22 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo gets his first breather – he has started 3-for-3 from the floor for eight points. #Bucks lead 14-12 – 7:19 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Oshae Brissett, fresh off scoring 18pts off the bench against the Heat, is the Pacers’ first sub.
He replaces Myles Turner, who’s in foul trouble for the second consecutive game. Two in less than three minutes. – 7:17 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Two fouls on Myles Turner, guarding Giannis, already. Oshae Brissett comes in. – 7:16 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Giannis Antetokounmpo helps offset some of the size issues the #Bucks have in the early going – he just sent Myles Turner to the bench with his second foul. #Bucks lead 12-9 – 7:16 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers start with Turner on Giannis, but they’re switching on some of his screens to keep attention on him. – 7:12 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Pretty reverse finish by Giannis Antetokounmpo on Myles Turner opens the Bucks’ scoring tonight. – 7:12 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Not quite Brook Lopez-foul-on-the-jump-ball level, but Thanasis Antetokounmpo picks up his first foul 10 seconds into the game for the #Bucks7:11 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Oh, for the third straight game the #Bucks will play a former teammate off last year’s championship squad — Torrey Craig is with the #Pacers7:05 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry is back in the Heat’s starting lineup tonight vs. Magic after missing Saturday’s loss to the Pacers because of a sprained ankle. – 7:00 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Roughly 10 minutes before tip-off in Indianapolis, here is an examination of the challenges lying ahead for this shorthanded Bucks squad tonight:…6:59 PM
Steve Aschburner @AschNBA
Old and new represented at Gainbridge Fieldhouse tonight.
Milwaukee at Indiana. PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Pat Connaughton played 37 minutes in San Antonio and is the only #Bucks player averaging 30+ right now. Starting T. Antetokounmpo presents not just a different skillet for the Sabonis-Turner combo but perhaps saves Connaughton some minutes… – 6:50 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks with a new starting lineup tonight vs. the Pacers:
George Hill
Grayson Allen
Khris Middleton
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Thanasis Antetokounmpo – 6:45 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Bucks have been dominant over the Pacers in the last three years.
They’ve gone 9-2 and swept the three-game season series last year — by an average of 18.6ppg.
Expect Bucks to play smaller as they’re without Holiday, DiVincenzo, Portis, Ojeleye and Lopez. – 6:44 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
He is out tonight, but @Bobby Portis seems to be getting closer to his return to the floor and 2021-22 debut.
Here is Portis getting in some pregame work with Darvin Ham and Sidney Dobner. PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
The Bucks’ D-REB percentage has suffered in the last two games. The reason?
The Lopez Brother Effect.
One of my first articles at @TheAthletic (Nov ’18) explained why teams rebound better with a Lopez on the floor, even if a Lopez doesn’t grab the…6:05 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis are out tonight.
“In pick and roll coverage, I think the guys are just trying to figure out how they can best take advantage of the skills they have.” – Mike Budenholzer
On the Bucks’ defensive struggles, at @TheAthletic:…5:55 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Deliberate shooting work from Justin Holiday during individual workouts.
His brother Jrue won’t play tonight, but playing the Bucks reminds Justin of the 2021 finals, being there in a raucous environment and celebrating with his brothers. PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Jrue Holiday, Bobby Portis, and Brook Lopez are all OUT for the Bucks tonight. – 5:38 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks will once again be going small – Bobby Portis (hamstring) will not be able to go tonight vs. the #Pacers
Point guard Jrue Holiday is also out (ankle)
Starting lineup remains TBD. – 5:38 PM
Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
Bobby Portis will NOT play tonight in Indiana – 5:34 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
No update on Caris LeVert (back) just yet. Expect something in the next day or so, Rick Carlisle says. He was due for his latest scan today. – 5:26 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Source: Washington Wizards SG Bradley Beal WILL play tonight against the Brooklyn Nets.
Beal missed Friday’s OT win over the Indiana Pacers with a groin injury. – 5:26 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks in Indy tonight PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton getting shots up pregame in Indianapolis. PM

Frank Madden @fmaddenNBA
How weird has the Bucks’ first week been?
– Pat Connaughton is the only Buck at >30 mpg
– Including Pacers game, Brook Lopez will have missed more games (3) than he did all of last season
– Giannis has shot sub-50% in 3 straight games for the 1st time since March 2020 – 4:55 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
GAME THEORY PODCAST: @Tony Jones is here!
We run through the NBA’s first week through the eyes of its title contenders. We end up hitting on a ton of teams, but focus a lot on BKN, LAL, MIL, PHI, ATL, PHX, DEN, UTA, DAL, LAC
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
FiveThirtyEight currently gives the Nuggets the second best odds of winning the title this year behind the defending champion Bucks. PM

Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Derrick says he’s seen nothing but a “great attitude” from Lonnie:
“He had a great game last game (17 points vs. Bucks). We need him all year. He’s ready to go and he’s motivated.” – 2:35 PM
Austin Kent @AustinKent
🗒️ please fill in the blanks 🖋️
Oct. 20 – Jaylen Brown – 46 points
Oct. 21 – Steph Curry – 45 points
Oct. 22 – Myles Turner – 40 points
Oct. 23 – Paul George – 41 points
Oct. 24 – Ja Morant – 40 points
Oct. 25 – _____________ – __ points
(obligatory #ThisLeague) – 2:32 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Without Brook Lopez, the Bucks are trying to protect the rim and rebound.
“It’s tough, at least for me. I haven’t been rebounding well. I think everybody is just doing a group effort, boxing out, just going and pursuing the ball.”
More at @TheAthletic:…2:17 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks guard Jrue Holiday is listed as doubtful for tonight’s game against the #Pacers with a left ankle sprain. Bobby Portis, however, is questionable as he has been working his way back from a hamstring injury. – 1:12 PM

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