Pacers change directions by rolling past Bucks

first_imgMilwaukee never recovered.The Pacers extended the lead to 48-21 midway through the second quarter before the Bucks finally fought back with a 9-1 run to cut the deficit to 19. Indiana immediately answered with seven straight points and led 64-38 at halftime.Milwaukee couldn’t get closer than 16 until the final two minutes.TIP-INSBucks: Lost for only the second time in six regular-season matchups with Indiana. … Milwaukee tied its season low for first-quarter points, had 13 turnovers in the first 17 minutes and started 7 of 25 from the field. … Antetokoumpo also had seven rebounds and three assists. … John Henson scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. … Milwaukee’s late comeback attempt allowed the Bucks to extend the NBA’s longest streak of consecutive games shooting 45 percent or better this season to 17. Milwaukee wound up shooting 46.6 percent.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Pacers: Had 30 assists on 44 baskets. … Indiana matched its season high for first-quarter points. … Oladipo had five rebounds and three steals. He also gave the Pacers a scare when he landed hard on his left shoulder during the third quarter. … Turner had six rebounds and four blocks, his 15th game this season with three or more blocks. … Sabonis left with 2:51 to go, holding his left wrist after a charging call. His career best streak of two straight 20-point games ended. … Young had eight rebounds.UP NEXTBucks: Hope to win their fourth straight home game Wednesday against Orlando.Pacers: Will host Miami on Wednesday, looking for their 11th straight regular-season home win in the series.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo, top, dunks against Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, left, and Eric Bledsoe during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — Domantas Sabonis had 17 points and 10 rebounds Monday night and three of his teammates each scored 15 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 109-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.Indiana has won two straight since a five-game losing streak. Victor Oladipo, Thaddeus Young and Myles Turner all scored 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson A look at North-South Korean sports ties The Bucks were led by Khris Middleton with 19 points and Giannis Antetokoumpo with 17.It was a complete reversal from the Bucks’ 21-point victory over Indiana last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis time, the Pacers dominated most of the final 42 minutes by creating turnovers and forcing Milwaukee into bad shots after hitting 18 of their first 25 attempts.Indiana broke it open by scoring 20 straight points in the first quarter to turn a 15-14 game into a blowout. The Pacers finished the period on a 22-2 spurt to make it 37-16. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more