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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks new uniforms, AP photo

Giannis Antetokounmpo shows off the Milwaukee Bucks' new uniforms at an event Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Milwaukee. 

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Giannis Antetokounmpo played well for the Bucks on Wednesday night.

That was about the only positive for Milwaukee in a 101-83 preseason loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Antetokounmpo had 20 points, six assists and five rebounds in 24 minutes for Milwaukee, but the Bucks muddled through a 10-point second quarter, received poor production from its bench and struggled from the perimeter.

“If you look at the stat sheet, everybody on our bench made one shot,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “That can’t happen if we’re going to have any success. Lesson learned.

“But there was some good stuff. Giannis was good tonight. Thon (Maker, the Bucks’ first-round draft pick) only scored two points but I thought his energy and effort was really good.”

Mirza Teletovic was 1-for-7, Michael Beasley 1-for-8 and Rashad Vaughn 1-for-6 off the Bucks bench. Vaughn continued to struggle with his outside shot, going 0-for-4 from 3-point range. Milwaukee (2-1) made just 5 of 22 shots from beyond the arc.

Indiana (3-1) outscored Milwaukee 49-12 over the final 17 minutes of the first half, going into the break with a 62-31 lead and cruising from there.

Rodney Stuckey led the Pacers with 21 points.

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Jabari Parker, John Henson and Michael Carter-Williams each scored 11 points for Milwaukee.


Milwaukee 21 10 33 19 — 83

Indiana 29 33 20 19 — 101

MILWAUKEE — Antetokounmpo 6-13 7-11 20, Parker 5-9 0-0 11, Maker 0-1 2-2 2, Henson 5-7 1-2 11, Brogdon 2-7 2-2 6, Beasley 1-8 2-2 4, Teletovic 1-7 0-0 3, Roberts 0-3 0-0 0, Monroe 2-8 1-1 5, Plumlee 1-2 0-2 2, Terry 1-2 0-0 3, Carter-Williams 3-7 4-6 11, Vaughn 1-6 3-3 5, Johnson 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 28-83 22-31 83.

INDIANA — Robinson 4-9 0-0 11, T.Young 4-7 0-0 9, Turner 4-8 1-2 9, Teague 5-10 4-4 15, Ellis 4-11 0-0 8, Niang 1-3 0-0 2, Allen 4-6 4-4 12, Christmas 0-0 0-0 0, Jefferson 2-7 0-0 4, Brooks 1-6 4-5 6, J.Young 2-4 0-0 4, Stuckey 6-13 5-9 21, Stone 0-2 0-0 0, Totals 37-86 18-24 101.

3-point goals — M 5-22 (Terry 1-1, Antetokounmpo 1-2, Carter-Williams 1-2, Parker 1-3, Teletovic 1-4, Maker 0-1, Brogdon 0-2, Beasley 0-3, Vaughn 0-4), I 9-24 (Stuckey 4-4, Robinson 3-3, Teague 1-2, T.Young 1-3, J.Young 0-1, Turner 0-1, Stone 0-2, Brooks 0-2, Niang 0-2, Ellis 0-4). Fouled out — Ellis. Rebounds — M 47 (Henson 8), I 52 (Allen 11). Assists — M 12 (Antetokounmpo 6), I 19 (Stuckey 5). Total fouls — M 22, I 23. Att. — 6,447.

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