Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Milwaukee Bucks (13-8) play against the Indiana Pacers (13-13) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Game Time: 5:00 PM EST on Sunday November 28, 2021

Milwaukee Bucks 118, Indiana Pacers 100 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
As many of the #Bucks are wont to say, “at the end of the day” the dude slinging it for L.A. had a lot to do with oh, 12 years in Detroit. It wasn’t all, ya know, Detroit. – 10:52 PM
Chris Duarte @C_Duarte5
“La familia donde la vida comienza y el amor nunca termina.” 🤍✨🙏🏼
“The family where life begins and love never ends. “🤍✨ instagram.com/p/CW1_BJ6L2cz/…9:46 PM
Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
“If I ever go broke, I’m going to sell them. Just to have a backup plan.”
@Giannis Antetokounmpo showing off his Bobby Portis and Donte DiVincenzo basketball cards 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ssSEg7JJh69:45 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
“If I ever go broke I’m going to sell them. Just to have a backup plan.”
Giannis showing off his basketball cards. 😂💀 pic.twitter.com/2UxqAN7BPz9:27 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo @Giannis_An34
7 wins in a row 🎰💪🏾 #KeepItGoing pic.twitter.com/XvsaxjLyNQ9:06 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
“I love the way the group is playing, the way they are competing.”
Coach Bud’s ASL Press Conference: pic.twitter.com/ZbQ9bjtV5z8:58 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
There was another special moment postgame. Pacers PR director David Benner (@PacersDMB) is retiring after the season. He’s been with the franchise since 1994, including five years with @George Hill.
George, now with the Bucks, took off his game jersey and signed it for DB. pic.twitter.com/E5NX5MPR7c8:35 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo @Giannis_An34
How do you make a tissue dance?! You put a little “Boogie” in it!! My Dad jokes are back!! – 8:33 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Double-double machine
26 PTS | 13 REB | 3 AST | 1 BLK pic.twitter.com/s8VrU8A5BH8:18 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Jrue is back in his bag.
23 PTS | 9 AST | 7 REB pic.twitter.com/uWxWciFNcC8:11 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
The win streak extends to 7 games after a road win vs. Pacers pic.twitter.com/XbcxS4XOz08:01 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
The joy on their faces after Giannis gave them his shoes and jersey 💚😊
(via @Milwaukee Bucks)
pic.twitter.com/lUT2397mVc7:54 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
This kid’s reaction after receiving a pair of Giannis’ shoes: pure joy!! 🥺💚 pic.twitter.com/nl1euZATmn7:50 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
It’s the Holiday season: pic.twitter.com/oIoqaIqeZQ7:35 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Bucks beat the Pacers 118-100. This looked like basically every Bucks-Pacers game for the past 2 seasons. LeVert was great with 23 points on 13 shots, but the rest of the Pacers were weak and couldn’t slow Giannis, who coasted to 26 and 13.
Pacers in Minnesota tomorrow night. – 7:19 PM
Jamal Collier @JamalCollier
The Bucks have won 7 games in a row and are just 1.5 games behind Brooklyn for the top seed in the East. – 7:18 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
back to work tomorrow in Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/XoAdbDk78v7:18 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
FINAL: Bucks 118, Pacers 100
– Antetokounmpo 26pts/13reb/3ast
– Holiday 23pts/7reb/9ast
– Portis 15pts/6reb/2ast
– Middleton 14pts/5reb/5ast
Bucks have now won seven straight games. They are 13-8 on the season. – 7:18 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks win 118-100 – seven straight. – 7:18 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Bucks do what they’ve done against the Pacers over the last several seasons and win easily.
118-100.
Giannis had 26. Caris LeVert was the lone brightspot with 23pts. They were outscored 62-36 in the paint.
Up next: Monday at Timberwolves. – 7:17 PM
Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
8 made threes tonight are a season low for the @Milwaukee Bucks and only the 28th time they didn’t hit 10 or more threes under Bud.
They’re 18-10 in those games – 7:17 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Bucks never could make threes tonight, but getting double-digit scoring efforts from Pat Connaughton AND George Hill helped seal this thing off. That, and a sizeable PIP advantage. – 7:17 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Oshae Brissett feeling it here with 8 points in his short stint. He has now outscored Turner (2) and Sabonis (4) combined. They both were completely taken out of their games by the Bucks. 45 seconds unit this one ends. – 7:16 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
I would guess that is it for the Bucks’ big 3. Holiday and Antetokounmpo are now out.
Bucks up, 109-87, with 5:27 left. – 7:10 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
it’s great to have @ABethea41, @ampharris & @thedrewpowell in the house today. pic.twitter.com/gYy6TE7Mdw7:07 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Rick Carlisle called timeout trailing 98-78. Just over two minutes later, he calls for time again trailing 104-85.
Unlike some of those earlier games on this win streak, the #Bucks aren’t letting deep bench guys get going against them. – 7:04 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Jrue direct dish
Giannis with the finish pic.twitter.com/5EXn4hU3X27:00 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks up 20 with nine minutes left in Indiana. – 6:55 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Bucks up 20. Rick Carlisle takes a timeout. Don’t Stop Believing is, rather fittingly, playing in the stadium.
Pacers shooting under 40% from the field and under 30% from deep. They’ll need a lot to go their way to make this comeback. – 6:55 PM
Justin Garcia @tmjgarcia
Leaving Giannis out of it because – well, he’s Giannis – the Bucks early season MVP has been – 6:54 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers have their best offensive quarter of the game, dropping in 27 points against Milwaukee’s strong defense.
The problem? They gave up 39 as the Bucks shot 15/24 in the frame. Milwaukee up 17 with one quarter to go. – 6:49 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks took control of today’s game with a 39-point third quarter and lead, 91-74, heading into the final quarter.
Jrue Holiday put 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in the period. Looking closer and closer to back…theathletic.com/2981314/2021/1…6:49 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Momentum heading into the 4th quarter. pic.twitter.com/KvlQ3RzcNi6:49 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Bucks sign DeMarcus Cousins to contract to add front court depth nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/28/buc…6:44 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Jrue showing off all of his shots. pic.twitter.com/mJvT3xiPGy6:41 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Since those two games against OKC and Orlando where big leads were cut down to the point the #Bucks had to sweat it out, they’ve been better at finishing the last few times — up 13 with 2:28 to go in the third, it’s a good opportunity to put the #Pacers in the rearview… – 6:40 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers are still scoring as well as they can hope to against this Milwaukee defense, but the Bucks have found an offensive rhythm here in the third quarter. Already eclipsed the 26 point mark they had in the third 2 quarters with 3:30 to go in the frame. They’re up 15. – 6:38 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Pat through traffic & still gets the bucket. pic.twitter.com/FZNxqNAGnR6:34 PM

Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota @Minnesota Timberwolves Status Report in advance of tomorrow’s game vs. Indiana:
OUT
Patrick Beverley – Left Adductor Strain
McKinley Wright IV – G League Two-Way – 6:32 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks working with a three-man bench thus far tonight, so they need someone to score — and Pat Connaughton is that guy right now. Couple of buckets and Milwaukee is back up eight. – 6:30 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Go up & get Giannis!! 😤 pic.twitter.com/Ei0JslHbuY6:29 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Khris Middleton also getting it done as a playmaker while he still looks for his shot…has more assists than field goals at this point. #Bucks up 65-60. – 6:28 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Sabonis draws a foul on Bobby Portis and hits a free throw for his first point of the game here in the third quarter. Still been quite impactful with 8 boards and 5 assists + powerful defense, but the Bucks have been well to limit his scoring. – 6:27 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Khris ➡️ Giannis like they’ve done so many times before pic.twitter.com/5JJlYDfbcU6:26 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers are hanging around, within two of the Bucks despite 0pts from Sabonis. He’s 0 for 5. Turner has only 2.
Everything coming from the guards. – 6:26 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
the @PointsBetIN Numbers at the Half ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/IxSBpAKpJQ6:15 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers are not playing particularly well, but have hit enough 3s and played good enough defense to keep this one relatively close at the half. Milwaukee leads 52-47 at the break. Giannis has 14 and 6, but LeVert had a wonderful 18 point half to help keep Indiana in this game. – 6:06 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Half: Bucks 52, Pacers 47 – 6:05 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Frustrated by the offensive foul on Sabonis, Carlisle challenged the play. He then made sure the officials knew fouls were 5-1 Pacers in the 2Q. And drew a technical foul, his third of the season.
Pacers struggling to get offense flowing, shooting 35% yet down by just 8 to MIL. – 6:02 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
Some sloppy play by both teams here near the end of the first half – #Bucks lead 49-42 with 90 seconds left. – 6:01 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Giannis learning from Midrange Middleton pic.twitter.com/BDhE8OEIWq6:01 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Tech on Rick Carlise. He’s arguing with the refs after a pushoff call on Sabonis. It looks like the Pacers are challenging the call as well. Domas was unhappy with the call, too. – 6:01 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Jeremy Lamb getting some rotation burn here as the Pacers look for ways to score. Bucks have held them to 39 points in 20.5 minutes. Thankfully, good Pacers defense has them down just 6. – 5:55 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Bucks lead 43-37 with just under five minutes left in the first half.
They’ve had a couple of 10-point leads, but haven’t quite been able to put real distance between themselves and the #Pacers5:51 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
JUSTIN WITH THE REVERSE 🔨 pic.twitter.com/PIP1tUIRxS5:49 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The #Bucks can’t buy a three right now (20%) but still lead 38-33 in Indiana. – 5:47 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Now at @TheAthletic (with some insight from me on a potential role):
Bucks signing DeMarcus Cousins to non-guaranteed deal theathletic.com/news/bucks-sig…5:47 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Jrue got his opponent tripped up. 👀 pic.twitter.com/10l3tUFG2c5:43 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
A quick 8-0 run by the #Bucks forces the #Pacers into a timeout. Milwaukee has been starting games with such runs, but this one has them up 34-26. – 5:40 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
DeMarcus Cousins non-guaranteed contract means the Bucks could waive him at any point (until the NBA’s guarantee date in early January) and have no further salary obligations after he’s waived
This contract gives Milwaukee up to 1.5 months to evaluate Cousins fit with their club – 5:38 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers following the formula they need to use to beat the Bucks – survive the Giannis minutes (-5), do well when Giannis sits (+5), and bury some 3s (6/14 from deep). Pacers and Bucks tied at 26 after one quarter. – 5:35 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
A couple of runs by each team led to the first quarter ending all square in Indiana. #Bucks and #Pacers tied up at 26 after one. – 5:34 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
After one quarter, the Bucks and Pacers are tied at 26.
Bobby Portis leads the Bucks with 7 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo has 6 and Grayson Allen has 5. – 5:34 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The Milwaukee #Bucks are set to sign DeMarcus Cousins jsonline.com/story/sports/n… via @journalsentinel5:30 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Middleton makes it look easy!! pic.twitter.com/wMFAsJe7SY5:24 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers getting good looks from deep and finally get a few to go down as the Bucks spend a few possessions in a zone. Indiana is 4/11 from deep after 5 minutes, but they have only made a pair of 2 pointers whereas the Bucks have hit 8. Milwaukee up 22-16. – 5:24 PM
Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Bucks up, 22-16, with 4:57 left in the first quarter.
Before the game, Rick Carlisle talked about wanting to keep the Bucks from walking into 3s. They ran Grayson Allen off the line there, but he just sidestepped after a pump fake and hit a 3 anyways. – 5:24 PM
Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
The shooting hasn’t cooled for the #Bucks (62.6%) — imagine if they hit some threes (2-for-7). They’re up 22-16 and led by 10 just a moment ago. – 5:24 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
early buckets from @Caris LeVert 🏹
#GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/qjWm7mZzXY5:18 PM

Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
#Bucks lead 13-8 in the early going in Indiana. Once again, they are off to a hot start shooting the ball at 60% overall (despite being just 1-for-4 from behind the three-point line). – 5:17 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Giannis wastes no time getting to work. pic.twitter.com/ARRcVJvTZD5:14 PM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
DeMarcus Cousins joining the Bucks with his eyes on the ring
eurohoops.net/de/1276523/dem…5:11 PM
Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michael Malone last month: “I think it’s crazy that DeMarcus Cousins is not in the league right now.”
Malone on Friday: “Back in the ’80s, ’90s it seemed like everybody had that true center, shot-blocker. Not everybody has that luxury these days.”
Today: Milwaukee signs Cousins – 5:11 PM
Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Well, A’s fans will be seeing a lot more of Marcus Semien again, but in a Texas Rangers uni for the next seven years ($175 mil). – 5:10 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on DeMarcus Cousins agreeing to a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…5:09 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
the city edition warmups 🔥 pic.twitter.com/3CLCu0atrO5:02 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
It’s time for Bucks Basketball!! pic.twitter.com/BWG8bjVk2u5:00 PM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Updated Bucks depth chart. pic.twitter.com/sfAuBCtoDK4:55 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
George returns home.
🎥: @SociosHoops pic.twitter.com/JFpuc9j35V4:44 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
DeMarcus Cousins to sign with Milwaukee Bucks a non-guaranteed deal
sportando.basketball/en/demarcus-co…4:38 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez (back) has only been able to play in one game this season … so the win-now reigning champs have made a win-now move by striking a deal with the best available center: DeMarcus Cousins.
More NBA from me: marcstein.Substack.com4:36 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝟓 👏
@motorolaus | #GoldBlooded pic.twitter.com/YbaLo9OV6T4:36 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
The Bucks are signing C DeMarcus Cousins to a non-guaranteed deal, per @Shams Charania. pic.twitter.com/gN88d5GX434:34 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Today’s starters: pic.twitter.com/JZdzM7ELjr4:33 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Milwaukee Bucks are signing four-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to a non-guaranteed deal, multiple sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. – 4:29 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
Free agent center DeMarcus Cousins plans to sign a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, source tells ESPN. – 4:29 PM
Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Pat has recorded 20 points in a game for the 3rd time this season.
🎥: @SociosHoops pic.twitter.com/E4w7vThVaU4:18 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Injury Report for today’s game vs. Milwaukee:
T.J. Warren – Out (left foot) pic.twitter.com/F5IC3SlNNM4:15 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Dozier, Murray and Porter are all OUT, as expected.
Hyland and Jokic are both QUESTIONABLE.
Bones was doubtful prior to taking on the Bucks so that is improvement. pic.twitter.com/7nUJa8TsQ24:13 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Always cozy
📸: @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/xcxqfklpjh3:46 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Previously in Indiana, the Bucks took the lead at the end of the 1st and never looked back!!
🔄 @BetwayUSA Game Rewind pic.twitter.com/C6jujSl2Zo3:34 PM

Milwaukee Bucks @Bucks
Bobby Blue
📸: @MotorolaUS pic.twitter.com/WVkKyd1se93:19 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Warmups complete for the 2-time MVP and NBA Champ. Pacers-Bucks tips at 5: pic.twitter.com/5kocSJa4zz3:13 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
#HappyHanukkah from our family to yours! pic.twitter.com/hpEVXrNuMy2:22 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
NBA spokesman Mike Bass on the two courtside fans at Pacers-Lakers who were removed from seats: “The fans were ejected for violating the NBA Fan Code of Conduct.” – 1:12 PM
Indiana Pacers @Pacers
Which uniform is your favorite this season?
@SociosHoops | #GoldBlooded1:11 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1992, the @Indiana Pacers Reggie Miller scored a career-high and franchise-record 57 points in a 134-122 win over the Hornets.
Miller shot 16-29 from the field, including 4-11 on 3-pointers, and hit 21 of his 23 free throws. He also had eight assists and five rebounds. pic.twitter.com/piYt3wXXmU1:01 PM

Indiana Pacers @Pacers
𝓞𝓷 𝓣𝓱𝓲𝓼 𝓓𝓪𝔂 in 1992, @Reggie Miller dropped a franchise-record 57 points with 8 assists & 5 rebounds in win over Charlotte. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/PcSyVvr3VP12:00 PM

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