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Siakam notches 37 as Pacers beat Bucks 125-108 to tie the series
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Indiana evened the matchup with Milwaukee 1-1.

Pascal Siakam finished with 37 points, and the Indiana Pacers overcame another phenomenal 1st-half scoring show from Damian Lillard to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 125-108 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI, and even their Eastern Conference 1st-round postseason matchup at a match apiece.

Pacers ended a 10-match postseason losing streak that started with a Game 7 defeat to the Cavaliers in a 1st-round matchup in 2018. Indiana was swept by Celtics in 2019 and by Heat the next year.

Two days after notching all 35 of his points in the 1st half of Milwaukee’s 109-94 Game 1 triumph, Damian had 26 after the 1st two quarters and finished with 34.

But this time, his team lost. The guard didn’t get enough help with Milwaukee once again without Giannis Antetokounmpo because of a strained left calf.

The Greek superstar hasn’t competed since he was hurt in an April 9 win against Celtics.

The matchup heads to Indianapolis for the next 2 matches from the series, with Game 3 on Friday.

Myles Turner notched 22 points, and Andrew Nembhard added 20 for Indiana. Tyrese Haliburton finished with a double-double – 12 points and 12 assists.