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Bucks beat Pacers 117-89, spoil Brogdon's return

MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks gave Malcolm Brogdon a warm welcome.

Then they went about their usual business.

Antetokounmpo had 18 points, 19 rebounds and nine assists, and the Bucks spoiled Brogdon's return to Milwaukee with a 117-89 win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.

''Happy for him,'' Antetokounmpo said of Brogdon. ''We had a chance to talk a little bit before the game. Just keep getting better, man. He's going to help his team.''

Wesley Matthews scored 19 points for NBA-leading Milwaukee, which has won three in a row since a 120-116 loss to Dallas stopped an 18-game win streak.

Brogdon was drafted by Milwaukee and spent his first three seasons with the Bucks before he was acquired by Indiana in a sign-and-trade deal over the summer. He was welcomed back with cheers and a tribute video, and finished with 10 points on 5-of-19 shooting and 10 assists.

''It was great to be back in Fiserv (Forum),'' Brogdon said. ''These fans have been amazing to me. They were amazing to me tonight. They've been amazing to be the past three years. Just incredibly thankful for them.''

The 6-foot-5 Brogdon was voted NBA Rookie of the Year in 2017. He became the eighth member of the league's 50-40-90 club last season (shooting at least 50% from the field, 40% from 3-point range and 90% from the free-throw line).

''I would have loved (to continue) to play for this team if they had wanted me, if they had valued me the way the Pacers valued me,'' Brogdon said before the game.

Brogdon scored his first points on a layup with 10:28 to play in the second quarter, giving the Pacers a 26-24 lead. Donte DiVincenzo made a layup to give Milwaukee a 56-55 advantage with 53 seconds left in the first half, and the Bucks never trailed again.

Milwaukee outscored Indiana 58-34 in the second half and had a 48-34 advantage in points in the paint.

''They do a really good job of collapsing on you in the paint so it's hard to get some of those floaters and mid-range shots up,'' Pacers forward Doug McDermott said. ''So it was a little bit of an adjustment. You gotta hits 3s if you want to beat these guys and we didn't hit enough.''

Domantas Sabonis had 19 points and 18 rebounds for Indiana, and McDermott finished with 15 points.

The Pacers shot 12 for 40 from 3-point range. The Bucks made 15 3-pointers, including five straight in the fourth.

''I felt we were able to make plays,'' Antetokounmpo said. ''Once you see one going in and somebody making a play for the guy next to him, it makes the game a lot easier and gives everybody momentum.''

Brook Lopez and George Hill each had 17 points for the Bucks. Hill is averaging 16 points off the bench over the last three games.

''I think in the first half, without him, we probably would have been in a hole,'' Milwaukee coach Mike Budenholzer said of Hill. ''He carried us in the half. He's been doing it every night.''

TIP-INS

Pacers: Indiana has lost four straight against the Bucks dating to last season. The Pacers are 0-2 against Milwaukee this season, losing 102-83 at home on Nov. 16.

Bucks: Milwaukee played its fifth game (4-1) without guard Eric Bledsoe, who fractured his right leg against the Memphis Grizzles on Dec. 13. Bledsoe is expected to miss about two weeks.

UP NEXT

Pacers: Host the Raptors on Monday.

Bucks: At the 76ers on Wednesday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:44 +3 Domantas Sabonis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 3-0
11:24   Wesley Matthews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:22   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
11:13   T.J. Warren missed turnaround jump shot  
11:08   Offensive rebound by T.J. Warren  
11:03 +3 Aaron Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Myles Turner 6-0
10:53   Donte DiVincenzo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:51   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
10:42 +2 Domantas Sabonis made jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 8-0
10:25   Donte DiVincenzo missed driving layup  
10:25   MIL team rebound  
10:25   Personal foul on Malcolm Brogdon  
10:19   Bad pass turnover on Giannis Antetokounmpo, stolen by Domantas Sabonis  
10:14   Aaron Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:11   Defensive rebound by Brook Lopez  
10:00   Khris Middleton missed driving layup  
9:58   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
9:51   Malcolm Brogdon missed driving layup  
9:49   Offensive rebound by Aaron Holiday  
9:46   T.J. Warren missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:43   Defensive rebound by Brook Lopez  
9:38   Khris Middleton missed layup  
9:36   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
9:19 +2 T.J. Warren made jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 10-0
9:05 +3 Brook Lopez made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Donte DiVincenzo 10-3
8:53 +2 T.J. Warren made layup, assist by Domantas Sabonis 12-3
8:34   Lost ball turnover on Giannis Antetokounmpo, stolen by Myles Turner  
8:28   Myles Turner missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:26   MIL team rebound  
8:09   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed reverse layup  
8:06   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
7:58   Malcolm Brogdon missed jump shot, blocked by Donte DiVincenzo  
7:55   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
7:55 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made dunk, assist by Donte DiVincenzo 12-5
7:30   Malcolm Brogdon missed floating jump shot  
7:27   Defensive rebound by Brook Lopez  
7:15 +3 Wesley Matthews made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 12-8
6:55 +2 Myles Turner made hook shot 14-8
6:47   Donte DiVincenzo missed driving layup, blocked by Myles Turner  
6:44   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
6:39   Bad pass turnover on Aaron Holiday, stolen by Wesley Matthews  
6:32 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made dunk, assist by Brook Lopez 14-10
6:11   Bad pass turnover on Malcolm Brogdon, stolen by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
6:07   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed layup, blocked by Domantas Sabonis  
6:11   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
5:57 +3 T.J. Warren made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Holiday 17-10
5:34   Ersan Ilyasova missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:30   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
5:18 +2 Domantas Sabonis made jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 19-10
4:56   Ersan Ilyasova missed layup, blocked by T.J. Warren  
4:56   MIL team rebound  
4:53 +2 Khris Middleton made jump shot, assist by George Hill 19-12
4:53   Shooting foul on T.J. Warren  
4:53 +1 Khris Middleton made free throw 19-13
4:41   T.J. Warren missed floating jump shot  
4:38   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
4:22   Khris Middleton missed driving layup  
4:20   Defensive rebound by Justin Holiday  
4:14   Aaron Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:10   Defensive rebound by George Hill  
4:04 +2 Ersan Ilyasova made layup, assist by Khris Middleton 19-15
3:50   Aaron Holiday missed jump shot  
3:47   Defensive rebound by George Hill  
3:39 +2 Khris Middleton made jump shot, assist by Brook Lopez 19-17
3:23   Justin Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:19   Defensive rebound by George Hill  
3:11   Bad pass turnover on Khris Middleton, stolen by Justin Holiday  
3:03   T.J. McConnell missed fade-away jump shot  
3:00   Defensive rebound by George Hill  
2:50   George Hill missed floating jump shot  
2:48   Defensive rebound by Goga Bitadze  
2:41 +3 T.J. McConnell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Edmond Sumner 22-17
2:24   Ersan Ilyasova missed jump shot  
2:22   Defensive rebound by T.J. McConnell  
2:20   Lost ball turnover on T.J. McConnell, stolen by Ersan Ilyasova  
2:15   Khris Middleton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:12   Defensive rebound by Doug McDermott  
2:08   T.J. McConnell missed fade-away jump shot  
2:07   Offensive rebound by Doug McDermott  
2:04   Justin Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:04   Defensive rebound by Kyle Korver  
1:51   Shooting foul on Goga Bitadze  
1:51 +1 Ersan Ilyasova made 1st of 2 free throws 22-18
1:51   Ersan Ilyasova missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:48   Offensive rebound by Pat Connaughton  
1:46   Shooting foul on Goga Bitadze  
1:46   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:46   MIL team rebound  
1:46 +1 Giannis Antetokounmpo made 2nd of 2 free throws 22-19
1:27   Goga Bitadze missed jump shot  
1:24   Defensive rebound by George Hill  
1:18   Ersan Ilyasova missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:15   Defensive rebound by Justin Holiday  
1:09   Doug McDermott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:06   Defensive rebound by George Hill  
1:01   Offensive foul on Giannis Antetokounmpo  
1:01   Turnover on Giannis Antetokounmpo  
0:47   Goga Bitadze missed jump shot  
0:44   Defensive rebound by Kyle Korver  
0:27   Jumpball  
0:20   Pat Connaughton missed floating jump shot  
0:14   Offensive rebound by Donte DiVincenzo  
0:14   Donte DiVincenzo missed dunk  
0:14   Offensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
0:13   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed dunk, blocked by Goga Bitadze  
0:11   Offensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
0:09 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made dunk 22-21
0:00   T.J. McConnell missed jump shot  
0:00   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:41 +3 Robin Lopez made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Pat Connaughton 22-24
11:27 +2 Doug McDermott made driving layup, assist by Domantas Sabonis 24-24
11:08   Kyle Korver missed jump shot  
11:05   Defensive rebound by Edmond Sumner  
11:04   Edmond Sumner missed layup, blocked by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
11:04   IND team rebound  
10:55   Malcolm Brogdon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:52   Defensive rebound by Pat Connaughton  
10:44   Personal foul on Edmond Sumner  
10:34   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed jump shot  
10:31   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
10:28 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made layup 26-24
10:14 +2 Robin Lopez made dunk, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 26-26
9:59 +2 Domantas Sabonis made jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 28-26
9:45 +3 Kyle Korver made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Robin Lopez 28-29
9:34 +2 Doug McDermott made layup, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 30-29
9:34   Violation  
9:26   Lost ball turnover on Giannis Antetokounmpo, stolen by Malcolm Brogdon  
9:21   Edmond Sumner missed layup, blocked by Kyle Korver  
9:21   IND team rebound  
9:14   Edmond Sumner missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:11   Defensive rebound by Wesley Matthews  
9:06   Wesley Matthews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:03   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
8:59   Bad pass turnover on Malcolm Brogdon, stolen by Donte DiVincenzo  
8:53   Robin Lopez missed layup, blocked by Domantas Sabonis  
8:53   MIL team rebound  
8:49   Kyle Korver missed jump shot  
8:48   Offensive rebound by Robin Lopez  
8:47 +2 Robin Lopez made dunk 30-31
8:31 +3 Justin Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Edmond Sumner 33-31
8:16 +2 Wesley Matthews made jump shot, assist by Robin Lopez 33-33
7:59 +2 Domantas Sabonis made layup, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 35-33
7:59   Shooting foul on Robin Lopez  
7:59 +1 Domantas Sabonis made free throw 36-33
7:45 +2 Robin Lopez made dunk, assist by Wesley Matthews 36-35
7:32   Malcolm Brogdon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:29   Defensive rebound by Kyle Korver  
7:26   Kyle Korver missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:23   Offensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
7:20   Giannis Antetokounmpo missed hook shot  
7:19   Offensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
7:17 +2 Giannis Antetokounmpo made dunk 36-37
7:02   Malcolm Brogdon missed floating jump shot  
7:01   MIL team rebound  
6:41 +3 Wesley Matthews made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Khris Middleton 36-40
6:24 +2 Domantas Sabonis made jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 38-40
6:05 +2 Khris Middleton made fade-away jump shot, assist by George Hill 38-42
5:55   Doug McDermott missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:52   Defensive rebound by Khris Middleton  
5:32 +3 George Hill made 3-pt. jump shot 38-45
5:25   Malcolm Brogdon missed driving layup, blocked by Wesley Matthews  
5:25   IND team rebound  
5:17 +3 Doug McDermott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Holiday 41-42
5:17 +3 Doug McDermott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Holiday 41-45
5:06   Khris Middleton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:02   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
4:58 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made layup 43-45
4:45   Khris Middleton missed floating jump shot  
4:41   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
4:35 +3 Myles Turner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Malcolm Brogdon 46-45
4:14   Brook Lopez missed finger-roll layup  
4:13   Offensive rebound by Brook Lopez  
4:12 +2 Brook Lopez made dunk 46-47
3:50 +3 Myles Turner made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Aaron Holiday 49-47
3:34 +2 George Hill made driving layup 49-49
3:18 +2 Malcolm Brogdon made floating jump shot 51-49
3:02   Brook Lopez missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:59   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
2:52   T.J. Warren missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:49   Defensive rebound by George Hill  
2:46   Personal foul on Myles Turner  
2:39   Shooting foul on Aaron Holiday  
2:39 +1 George Hill made 1st of 2 free throws 51-50
2:39 +1 George Hill made 2nd of 2 free throws 51-51
2:25   Myles Turner missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:22   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
2:16 +3 George Hill made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 51-54
1:57 +2 Aaron Holiday made jump shot 53-54
1:50   Personal foul on Aaron Holiday  
1:41   Lost ball turnover on Khris Middleton, stolen by Aaron Holiday  
1:36 +2 Aaron Holiday made dunk 55-54
1:14   Brook Lopez missed floating jump shot  
1:11   Defensive rebound by Malcolm Brogdon  
1:09   Malcolm Brogdon missed layup, blocked by Khris Middleton  
1:08   MIL team rebound  
0:53 +2 Donte DiVincenzo made driving layup 55-56
0:31   Myles Turner missed driving layup  
0:29   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo  
0:25 +3 George Hill made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Giannis Antetokounmpo 55-59
0:04   Malcolm Brogdon missed driving layup, blocked by Donte DiVincenzo  
0:04   IND team rebound  
0:02   T.J. Warren missed jump shot  
0:02   T.J. Warren missed jump shot  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:38   Shooting foul on Domantas Sabonis  
11:38 +1 Wesley Matthews made 1st of 3 free throws 55-57
11:38 +1 Wesley Matthews made 2nd of 3 free throws 55-58
11:38 +1 Wesley Matthews made 3rd of 3 free throws 55-59
11:24   Malcolm Brogdon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:21   Defensive rebound by Giannis Antetokounmpo