The Indiana Pacers celebrated a big win over the Milwaukee Bucks, with Andrew Nembhard leading the team in scoring with 24 points, followed by T.J. McConnell with 19 points and 12 assists. Aaron Nesmith contributed 22 points, Buddy Hield scored 20 with six assists, and Myles Turner scored 11 while grabbing eight rebounds.
Although Milwaukee had a relatively strong first half, leading by 10 points after the first quarter and by nine, 64-55, at halftime, the Pacers fought hard in the second half, scoring an impressive 49 points to tie the game 101-101 going into the fourth quarter.
What set the Pacers apart in the second half was their ability to score beyond the arc, making eight of their 11 3-pointers in the third and finishing 22-for-46 from deep overall.
According to Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle, the team’s “levels of aggression and attitude were much, much better” in the second half, which ultimately led to their victory over Milwaukee.
This win is a big one for the Pacers, as it marks the first time they have defeated the Bucks since Feb. 12, 2020, putting an end to their 10-game losing streak against their division rival.
The next matchup between these two teams is set for March 29 at Indiana, with Milwaukee leading the season series 2-1.
In conclusion, the Indiana Pacers’ strong performance in the second half, with their ability to score beyond the arc and their fight and determination on the court, led to their impressive victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. This win is a big step forward for the team and sets the stage for future matchups between these two division rivals.#NBA #Pacers #strong #fourth #quarter #ends #loss #string #Bucks