The Bucks led by five at halftime and pulled away with a 39-27 third quarter. Guard Jrue Holiday scored 11 of his 23 points in the quarter.
“We're playing together and everybody is contributing,” Holiday said. “It's been fun.”
Much like the surging Bucks, who improved to 13-8, Holiday has been hot in averaging 19.7 points in the last four victories. He also had nine assists and seven rebounds against Indiana.
“Being able to go through the things we went through last year was huge,” Holiday said of winning the NBA title. “We know we can make a run at any time.”
“We didn't have enough in the tank tonight,” Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. “We just had a very difficult night.”
“They're the champions,” said the Pacers' Justin Holiday. “It's going to be a tough game against them every time.”
CHAMPS SEEK INSIDE HELP
In reference to multiple reports that the Bucks have signed veteran center DeMarcus Cousins, coach Mike Budenholzer acknowledged a lack of depth at center because Brook Lopez has played only one game due to a back injury.
"When you look at the depth chart and look at how we're subbing, depth at the big position is something that we could use,” Budenholzer said.
Bucks: Extended series winning streak against Pacers to six games ... Antetokounmpo has led the team in scoring in 17 games and in rebounding in 16 games.
Pacers: After a season-high 12 assists Friday night in a home win over Toronto, Brogdon had just two. ... Domantas Sabonis scored a season-low four points on 1-of-8 shooting.
Bucks: Host Charlotte on Wednesday night.
Pacers: At Minnesota on Monday night.
LeBron scores 25 as Lakers end three-game skid, beat Jazz
— LeBron James scored 25 points and Stanley Johnson had 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-95 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
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