GIANNIS Antetokounmpo put on a show in leading the Milwaukee Bucks’ romp over the Indiana Pacers, 125-107, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
Jabari Parker and Greg Monroe had big games for the Bucks, but it was Antetokounmpo who stood out the most with his all-around game in full display for Milwaukee.
From a tight battle early, Antetokounmpo ran the point well for the Bucks, orchestrating the offense and leading the defense as Milwaukee built big leads in the middle quarters.
When the Pacers cut a 12-point deficit to seven, 100-107, with 4:11 to go, the Bucks answered with a 18-7 run and some key defensive stops to keep Indiana at bay. Antetokounmo had five points and an assist in that pivotal rally.
Antetokounmpo flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 27 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds along with two blocks and two steals, to lead Milwaukee to its second straight win. Parker also had 27 markers while Monroe had a big double-double off the bench with 16 points and 16 boards.
Paul George led the Pacers with 23 points, and CJ Miles scored 19 off the bench but was not enough to prevent Indiana from suffering its second straight loss.