Indiana Pacers

Justin Holiday scores 26 in Pacers’ loss to Bucks, 142-133

Justin Holiday of the Indiana Pacers takes a shot in the game against the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 13, 2021, in Indianapolis. (Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points, 15 rebounds and six assists and the Milwaukee Bucks wore down the short-handed Indiana Pacers in a 142-133 victory Thursday night.

Indiana dressed just 10 players due to injuries and didn’t have a defensive answer for Antetokounmpo, the two-time NBA MVP who made 14 of 18 shots from the field — six on uncontested dunks — and hit 11 of 16 free throws.

The Bucks moved within a game of the Brooklyn Nets for the Eastern Conference’s No. 2 playoff seed.

Justin Holiday led the Pacers with 26 points.

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