Indiana Pacers heats up the Eastern Conference fight: surprise victory against Milwaukee Bucks

On a Thursday night as the NCAA formally opened its college championship, the NBA did not want to be left behind in terms of surprising results. Such was the case of the duel Milwaukee vs. Indiana that, against all odds, left in the hands of the Pacers. And not by little: 139-123 about a few bucks with Giannis, Middleton y Holiday available.

The Pacers have exceeded expectations all year and every time they start to get written off there is a win that puts them in the map of the fight for the Play-In. In this case, with a offensive festival against the usually dominant Bucks defense.

The visit scored 139 points, with 22 of 46 in triples and 56% from the field. . . . And all that without key figures like Tyrese Haliburton or Bennedict Mathurin.

In its place the base shone Andrew Nembhardwith 24 points in 27 minutes, well accompanied by the 22 of Aaron Nesmith and the 20 of Buddy Hield. For the Bucks they did not reach 25 points and 9 rebounds Giannis Antetokounmpo in a Mike Budenholzer set that lost the second half by ¡84 a 59!

A new reminder that The NBA does not forgive teams that trust each other Or take your foot off the accelerator.

The result has a double impact on the fight in the East. On the one hand, returns to give life to Boston and Philadelphia facing the number one in the Conference. Now the Bucks are just two games ahead of the Celtics and three games ahead of the Sixers, and they still have to face both: on March 30 they host Boston and on April 2, Philadelphia.

On the other hand, the victory once again leaves Indiana within a shot of tenth place: the Pacers they fell just a half game behind the Washington Wizardswho today would be the last classified to the Play-In.

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