Week In Review: Milwaukee Bucks Showing Signs Of Growth

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Nov 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) drives to the basket against Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Miles (0) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday, Nov. 4: Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

The Bucks kicked off their second week of the season in Indianapolis, a place they had not won since Nov. 5, 2010.  The Bucks had lost six straight in Indiana, as well as losing 16 straight road games dating back to last season before playing the Pacers Tuesday night.

The key player Tuesday night for Milwaukee was none other than Brandon Knight.  Knight had a game high 23 points, shooting 10-for-16 from the field as well as adding seven rebounds.

In addition to Knight’s solid performance, Milwaukee’s defense stepped up their game.  Albeit against a depleted Pacers lineup, Milwaukee forced Indiana to shoot less than 40 percent from the field (39.7 percent).

What we had yet to see was a solid performance from Jabari (10 points, 5-for-12 from the field, three rebounds), or consistent minutes for Giannis Antetokounmpo coming off the bench.

Antetokounmpo totalled just 17 total minutes Tuesday night, the second fewest on the team behind John Henson‘s eight.

The win put Milwaukee at 2-2 on the year.  Their next game was Wednesday night against the Chicago Bulls.

Next: Home for the Bulls