Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from 130-110 victory over Indiana Pacers

Feb 3, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo, Indiana Pacers: T.J. McConnell
Feb 3, 2021; Milwaukee, WI, USA: Nick Monroe/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports /

Coming off a much-needed win Monday night, the Milwaukee Bucks looked to make in two in a row as they hosted the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night.

The Pacers came into the contest on a short night’s rest after having flown in from Indiana after a matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday night. Milwaukee took advantage and took control of the game from the opening tip. After 48 thrilling minutes, the Bucks earned their 13th victory of the season with a 130-110 win over a top-tier divisional rival.

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Milwaukee has another divisional opponent coming up on the schedule with a back-to-back scheduled against the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday and Saturday night.

However, before then, here are three takeaways from Milwaukee’s big win against Indiana at Fiserv Forum.

Takeaway No. 3 from win over Indiana Pacers – Milwaukee Bucks get a big night from The Big Ragu

Donte DiVincenzo had a January to forget with the Bucks, capped off by his worst performance of the season in a loss to the Charlotte Hornets. The team’s starting shooting guard endured what seemed like a month-long struggle after a red-hot start to the season, and many questioned whether he could break this slump and revert back to his previous form.

In Wednesday’s contest against the Pacers, he certainly quieted those concerns momentarily with a refreshing performance. DiVincenzo finished with 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including 4-of-8 from behind the arc. He also logged four rebounds, three assists, and a block to make his presence felt everywhere during his 21.5 minutes on the night.

It was arguably DiVincenzo’s best all-around performance of the season, and it was certainly a breath of fresh air to see him put it together after his recent struggles.

The recently turned 24-year-old has embraced the opportunity to start for one of the league’s top contenders, and they will need his contributions down the road. While not every night will be an excellent performance from top-to-bottom, the biggest knock on DiVincenzo has been inconsistency, and this seems like the perfect game to build some momentum off of moving forward.