MILWAUKEE — For a few minutes Wednesday in Milwaukee, it looked like the Pacers might have a chance against the current best team in the NBA.
Indiana, which had won four straight games, came back from a 22 point first quarter deficit to tie the game early in the third quarter. It was all Milwaukee after that.
The Bucks took an eight point lead into the fourth quarter and went up by as many as 28 points for a 119-100 win.
Unlike their last meeting, which the Pacers won in Indianapolis, Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo played in this game and finished as the leading scorer with 29 points. The Pacers Victor Oladipo did not play.
The Bucks were far superior on the boards, with a 56-39 rebounding advantage.
Indiana, which is now 37-25, takes on the Bulls on Friday in Chicago. Milwaukee is 53-9.