Bucks bust out of slump for 116-100 win over Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS — The Milwaukee Bucks defense was more solid, while the offense was firing in a 116-100 win over the Indiana Pacers Saturday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo just missed out on a triple double, recording 20 points, 10 assists, and eight rebounds in the win. Milwaukee’s offense also woke up for a season-high 17 three-pointers.

Malcolm Brogdon, Greg Monroe, and Mirza Teletovic gave the Bucks some depth off the bench, each scoring in the double digits in points. Teletovic was 5-of-9 on three-point attempts, finishing with 19 points. Once Milwaukee got out of the first quarter, it never trailed the remainder of the game.

As a team, the Bucks shot 54.8 percent (17-of-31) from beyond the arc, while limiting their turnovers to just six (the Pacers had 14).

The Bucks host the Pistons Monday night before visiting the Nets entering the All-Star Break.

Bucks conclude preseason with win over Pacers

MILWAUKEE — In front of a BMO Harris Bradley Center crowd of 5,450 the Milwaukee Bucks ended their preseason with a 111-103 win over the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker led the way in scoring for Milwaukee with 20 and 19 points, respectively. Parker added 10 rebounds for his first double double of the preseason.

The only Bucks starter not to finish in double digits in scoring was Matthew Dellevedova, but he made up for it with his eight assists. Milwaukee overcame 23 turnovers to get the win, outrebounding Indiana 50-34.

The Bucks shot 48.1 percent from the field, edging the Pacers at 42.9 percent. Milwaukee also found its range from deep, converting on 38.1 percent of its three-point attempts. The win snaps a three-game skid for the Bucks, losing a trio of games by a combined score of 310-247.

Milwaukee opens the regular season at home next Wednesday hosting the Charlotte Hornets at 7:00 p.m.