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The Milwaukee Bucks are facing an uphill battle as they aim to square their first-round series against the Indiana Pacers.

With the series at 2-1 in favor of the Pacers and the Bucks on the road, Milwaukee’s task is made even more daunting by the absence of Damian Lillard, who is sidelined due to a strained Achilles that he re-aggravated during the Bucks’ Game 3 loss.

Indiana now has an opportunity to seize a commanding 3-1 series lead before the action returns to Milwaukee for Game 5 on Tuesday.