It was an ugly sighting of the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night as they took on the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers came out strong, building a 37-16 lead in the first quarter, while forcing 13 turnovers in just 17 minutes. It was a night when nothing would go right for the Bucks and they ended up losing, 109-96.
The defense for the Pacers was strong, holding the Bucks to nine points under their season average. Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 19 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had just 17.
“It can’t just be where we score the ball, we are going to play defense. On nights when you don’t score the ball, you still have to play defense and we just didn’t do that in the first quarter” said coach Jason Kidd.
"But I give those guys there in that fourth quarter…they kept fighting, found a way, kept sharing the ball and competing on defense.” pic.twitter.com/RTddBZPZrG
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) January 9, 2018
The Bucks will look to have a better game, both on offense and defense, as they return home on Wednesday to take on the Orlando Magic, set to tip at 8pm ET.