Pacers take on the Bucks on 3-game slide
Milwaukee Bucks (54-21, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (33-43, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana enters the matchup against Milwaukee as losers of three straight games.
The Pacers are 7-6 against Central Division teams. Indiana is seventh in the NBA averaging 13.6 made 3-pointers per game while shooting 36.4% from downtown. Buddy Hield leads the team averaging 3.6 makes while shooting 42.1% from 3-point range.
The Bucks are 31-15 against Eastern Conference opponents. Milwaukee leads the league with 48.9 rebounds per game led by Giannis Antetokounmpo averaging 11.7.
The teams play for the fourth time this season. In the last matchup on March 17 the Pacers won 139-123 led by 24 points from Andrew Nembhard, while Antetokounmpo scored 25 points for the Bucks.
TOP PERFORMERS: Bennedict Mathurin is scoring 16.4 points per game with 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists for the Pacers. Nembhard is averaging 15.6 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 52.8% over the past 10 games for Indiana.
Grayson Allen is shooting 44.2% and averaging 10.8 points for the Bucks. Joe Ingles is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
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LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 4-6, averaging 116.8 points, 43.1 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.0 points per game.
Bucks: 7-3, averaging 123.0 points, 48.1 rebounds, 29.5 assists, 6.3 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.2 points.
INJURIES: Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton: out (ankle), Buddy Hield: out (illness), Chris Duarte: out (ankle), Kendall Brown: out (tibia), Myles Turner: out (ankle/back).
Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo: out (knee), Meyers Leonard: out (calf), Jrue Holiday: out (personal).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.