Antetokounmpo and the Bucks host the Pacers
Indiana Pacers (42-23, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (48-16, first in the Eastern Conference)
Milwaukee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Milwaukee into a matchup against Indiana. He currently ranks sixth in the league averaging 27.0 points per game.
The Bucks have gone 12-1 against division opponents. Milwaukee leads the Eastern Conference in rebounding, averaging 49.2 boards. Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 12.6 rebounds.
The Pacers are 29-13 against conference opponents. Indiana ranks fourth in the league in 3-point percentage, shooting 37.6 percent as a team from deep this season. Bojan Bogdanovic leads them shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range.
TOP PERFORMERS: Antetokounmpo is shooting 57.9 percent and averaging 27 points. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers and 16.6 points over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
Victor Oladipo has averaged 18.8 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Pacers. Bogdanovic has averaged 23.1 points and added 4.2 rebounds while shooting 52.8 percent over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 6-4, averaging 109.5 points, 41.4 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 7.8 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106 points on 45.0 percent shooting.
Bucks: 7-3, averaging 114.4 points, 51.9 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 5.3 steals and 6.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.0 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting.
Bucks Injuries: Sterling Brown: out (wrist), George Hill: out (adductor).
Pacers Injuries: Alize Johnson: out (foot), Domantas Sabonis: out (ankle), Victor Oladipo: out for season (ruptured right quadricep tendon).