Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 54 points (19/24 2-pointers) but the Bucks left Indianapolis with their heads bowed as they were defeated by the Pacers 126-124.
And yet the Bucks (5-3) there are also moments when they see their leader as absolute sovereign but powerless to give them victory. THE John Antetokounmpo he did everything but it wasn’t enough and the Bucks were defeated by 126-124 from the Pacers (6-3) at Indianapolis.
Did he score either way? He scored. He reached 54 points with 19/24 2-pointers, 16/18 shots, 12 rebounds including 2 offensive, 3 assists? He achieved that too. But the Pacers still always had the answers, and with Lillard out due to a calf problem next to him, the Greek Freak delivered.
What happened in the final minute for the Bucks loss
Cam Payne scored for 119-121 with 1’41” on the clock, taking advantage of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s assist. But the shot that changed the course of the match was Haliburton’s.
The American scored for three and made it 122-121, with Giannis committing two fouls and the Bucks falling behind after their opponents’ shots.
At 124-121, the Bucks’ chance was given to Middleton, he missed a tying three-pointer at 6.2 and fatefully the “deer” surrendered. Middleton had 19 points in this conservative injury-plagued start, playing just 20 minutes. Beasley scored another 13 for the Bucks, who saw the Pacers hit six double figures, with Haliburton scoring 29 points with 10 assists and Mathurin 26 with 11 rebounds!
The twelve minutes: 38-24, 66-60, 93-94, 126-124