Damian Lillard’s 35-point first half carries Bucks to Game 1 win


In the first quarter of Game 1, Bucks’ Damian Lillard stole the show with an incredible 3-pointer at the buzzer, earning cheers from the crowd. Despite missing their star player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Lillard led the Bucks to a 109-94 victory over the Pacers in their playoff series opener.

Lillard’s impressive performance, scoring 35 points in the first half alone, set the tone for the game and gave the Bucks a comfortable lead they maintained throughout. Although he didn’t score in the second half, his teammates stepped up to secure the win, with Khris Middleton and Bobby Portis contributing significantly.

The Pacers struggled to keep up, shooting below 40% for the game and missing several opportunities to score. Pascal Siakam was their top scorer with 36 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Bucks’ dominance.

With this win, the Bucks took a 1-0 lead in the series, showing they can perform even without Antetokounmpo on the court. Lillard’s stellar play was crucial in this victory, highlighting his importance to the team.

Looking ahead, Lillard is excited about his first playoff run with the Bucks and the opportunity to compete for a championship. After missing the playoffs for the past two years, he’s determined to make the most of this opportunity and help lead his team to success.

Overall, Lillard’s standout performance in Game 1 has set the stage for an exciting playoff series, and Bucks fans are hopeful for more thrilling moments to come.


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