Just a week ago the Milwaukee Bucks were basking in a 19-point shellacking of the Miami Heat, a victory that pushed them four games over the .500 mark.
But a two-point loss to Detroit followed the next night. Then came lopsided home defeats to San Antonio and Houston.
On Saturday night the Bucks finished a miserable week with a 95-80 loss to the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Just like that, the Bucks have fallen to .500 with a 16-16 record.
Pacers center Roy Hibbert came to life with 20 points, a season-best 15 rebounds and five blocks as he helped Indiana rule the paint.
The Pacers took control of the game in the third quarter. After the Bucks scored the first six points of the period to take a 53-52 lead, they were outscored, 25-11, for the remainder of the quarter.
It wasn't quite as bad as the 30-14 pounding the Rockets put on the Bucks in the third quarter Friday. But it was just as effective as the Pacers outscored the Bucks by eight in the third period to grab a 77-64 lead.
"We've got to figure it out," said Bucks guard Beno Udrih. "We better get stuff together. We're almost halfway through (the season).
"In the next 10 games we better get a couple of those wins and get back up as far as we can. I think we're definitely not playing to our potential."
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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Jan 6