The Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo set the second best scoring mark of his career this Thursday, but his 54 points They were not enough for the Milwaukee Bucks to win on their visit to the Indiana Pacers (126-124).
After being sent off on Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons With controversy, for allegedly provoking Isaiah Stewart after a dunk, Giannis reacted with a forceful performance, but without a prize.
The Greek finished with 54 points, twelve rebounds and three assists, with 19 of 25 in shots. On the other hand, he lost eight balls out of his team’s fourteen total.
He was one point away from his best mark55, signed last year against the Washington Wizards.
However, the Pacers managed to survive their tremendous performance and became strong at home. They now have four wins in their last five games (balance of 6-3).
Tyrese Haliburton scored 29 points, six rebounds and ten assists, with five triples. He made a great contribution at the key moment, with a triple that gave the Pacers advantage with 90 seconds left.
Bennedict Mathurin contributed a double-double of 26 points and eleven rebounds, while Myles Turner scored 21.
The Bucks, who were without Damian Lillard due to a muscle problem, have a 5-3 record.