Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers
November 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM EST
Pacers Host Bucks on SaturdayThe Indiana Pacers play host to the Milwaukee Bucks at Banker's Life Fieldhouse on Saturday. The Bucks (8-3) looked like the best team in the league in the regular season last year and they appear to be right where they left off. What really makes them scary is the fact that they have the MVP from last season and he appears to be getting better. In fact, Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. That doesn't even take into consideration his elite defense and it's truly amazing what this guy is doing. They need those sorts of numbers from him too though, as Khris Middleton has been ruled our for the next three weeks because of a thigh injury. It's now up to Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe to run the show and they're plenty capable of doing just that. The Pacers (7-5) have been bludgeoned by injuries but they appear to be holding things together. While they're expected to be without Victor Oldaipo, Jeremy Lamb and Myles Turner for a few more games, they still have a good record. That's really all this team could hope for, as all three players are fully expected to be ready for the second half of the season. There's some thought that Turner will actually be back next week and that would be a welcomed addition with Turner leading the league in blocks last season. One of the major reasons for the success is the emergence of Malcolm Brogdon, with the former Milwaukee point guard averaging 20.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game this season. If he can play like that with Oldaipo, Lamb and Turner back, this will be one of the scariest teams in the east. Unfortunately, he did leave Friday's loss with a back issue and his status is unknown for this game too. Milwaukee won the four-game season series last year, 3-1.
Posted on: 11/15/2019 6:00 PM