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Milwaukee 142, Indiana 133
When: 7:00 PM ET, Thursday, May 13, 2021
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials: #13 Ashley Moyer-Gleich, #5 Kane Fitzgerald, #32 Marat Kogut
Attendance: N/A

Giannis Antetokounmpo's 40 points, 15 rebounds and six assists led the Milwaukee Bucks to a 142-133 victory over the host Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.

The Bucks (45-25) pulled to within one game of the Brooklyn Nets, who hold second place in the Eastern Conference.

The Pacers (33-37) remained tied with the Charlotte Hornets for eighth place in the East, but their lead over the 10th-place Washington Wizards is now one game with two left to play.

Indiana continued to struggle at home, falling to 13-22 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Bucks swept the season series against the Pacers for the first time since 2010.

Milwaukee outscored Indiana 39-38 in the first quarter while shooting 61.5 percent. The Pacers shot 51.9 percent, as Justin Holiday kept them in it with 18 points on six 3-pointers.

But Milwaukee went on a 10-0 surge to open the second half and took a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter. Indiana never drew closer than eight points the rest of the way.

The Pacers had eight players score in double figures. Holiday led the way with 26 points, hitting eight 3-pointers.

The Bucks crushed the Pacers in the paint, outscoring them 78-50, and got to the free-throw line far more often. Milwaukee shot 23-for-31 on free throws while Indiana went 12-for-15.

Khris Middleton scored 22 points and Brook Lopez had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Bucks. Jrue Holiday finished with 20 points and 14 assists, and Bobby Portis had 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting off the bench.

Indiana's Domantas Sabonis shot only 5-for-19 from the field and totaled 10 points and 14 assists. He left the game with 5:31 left in the third quarter after he and Lopez collided under the basket. Sabonis appeared to be favoring his left leg. Lopez remained in the game.

Indiana's T.J. McConnell (23 points, seven assists and five rebounds) exited with 3:28 left in the second quarter after injuring his hand. But McConnell returned at the start of the second half.

Doug McDermott and Oshae Brissett each had 19 points for the Pacers. JaKarr Sampson had 14 points, Kelan Martin added 12 points and nine rebounds and Goga Bitadze had 10 points off the bench.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Milwaukee   Indiana
Giannis Antetokounmpo 40 Scoring Justin Holiday 26
Jrue Holiday 14 Assists Domantas Sabonis 14
Giannis Antetokounmpo 15 Rebounds Kelan Martin 9
Giannis Antetokounmpo 11 Free Throws Made Goga Bitadze 4
Khris Middleton 2 Steals T.J. McConnell 3
Jrue Holiday 4 Blocks Justin Holiday 1
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 142 57.4 11-30 23-31 34 51 6 5 12
Indiana 133 45.5 21-43 12-15 34 40 2 6 8
Upcoming Games
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Pacers have a W/L % of .394 after a win and .541 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Miami. The Bucks have a W/L % of .705 after a win and .538 after a loss.