Bucks pound Pacers 117-98 in big Eastern Conference clash

Bucks All-Stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combined for 56 points to lead Milwaukee past the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night, 117-98, as the Bucks put another game between the two teams in the NBA's Eastern Conference standings.

Antetokounmpo scored 29 points and added 12 rebounds, while Middleton scored 27 in the win for Milwaukee.

Indiana's five players in double figures were led by Myles Turner's 22, but the Pacers were outscored by 15 points in the second half.

Milwaukee now leads the Central Division by 6.5 games. Next up: a home date with Charlotte on Saturday at Fiserv Forum.

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