Age: 26 Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lbs School: Indiana
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 15 rebounds and Khris Middleton added 25 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Indiana Pacers 118-101 on Friday night.
Victor Oladipo led Indiana with 25 points, and Doug McDermott added
Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan kept asking his team to focus on defense and rebounding during the offseason. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points, Victor Oladipo added 16 and the Pacer blew past the Memphis Grizzlies for a 111-83 victory - the largest opening-night victory margin in the Pacers' NBA era. ''I like our effort,'' McMillan said.
Bogdan Bogdanovic scores 19 points and Victor Oladipo adds 16 with five assists, as the Indiana Pacers defeat the Memphis Grizzlies in their home opener, 111-83.
Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is convinced last season's surprising strong season whet the players and fans' appetite for this season. "I know the fans are ready to see us alive and in action and we're ready to compete," Oladipo said. The Pacers finished the regular season 48-34, earning the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The rising Pacers star attended and spoke at a campaign rally last week with former Vice President Joe Biden in Hammond, Indiana, for Sen. Joe Donnelly (D) Indiana’s re-election campaign. Oladipo, 26, focused less on political party leanings and more on his love for the state, where he played college ball at Indiana University.