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In a stunning upset, the Indiana Pacers secured a spot in the NBA In-Season Tournament Final by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks with a score of 128-119, led by Tyrese Haliburton’s standout performance.

Following the loss, Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report revealed that Bucks forward Bobby Portis passionately challenged head coach Adrian Griffin and teammates in the locker room.

Portis emphasized the need for better offensive structuring down the stretch of games, especially in critical moments.

Griffin welcomed the criticism, acknowledging the team’s collective responsibility in executing plays. The Bucks’ offense struggled in the fourth quarter, contributing to their elimination from the tournament.