I would have expected Paul George to score more points and Giannis Antetokounmpo to end up with more boards and steals in their duel on Thursday night but that wasn’t the case.
Paul George scored a team-high 23 to go with a game-high 10 boards and 4 steals in a much-needed win to keep the Pacers playoff hopes alive. The Greek Freak came out strong, scoring 16 of his game-high 25 in the fist half. The problem is the Bucks as a team only put up 39 second half points and committed 21 turnovers.
A win by the Bucks would have clinched a playoff spot. The loss was their third straight after winning seven straight.