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Bucks - Pacers have scuffle over Oscar Tshiebwe game ball for Giannis Antetokounmpo

Tshiebwe made a free throw, the first of his career, but it was overshadowed by what happened after.

In-Season Tournament - Indiana Pacers v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Oscar Tshiebwe has been dominating at the G-League level over the last few months, and he’s finally got his shot with the Indiana Pacers after going undrafted in the 2023 NBA Draft.

Thankfully, he’s still showing what he can contribute at the highest level in basketball. Having been a rebounding machine with the Mad Ants, Indiana decided to add him to its top roster.

He scored on Wednesday evening vs. the Milwaukee Bucks, marking his first professional points, but that was overshadowed by two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo’s franchise-best 64 points. Both of those were overshadowed by what happened after as the Bucks, in the words of ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, aggressively pursued the game ball for Antetokounmpo.

However, that wasn’t the right ball, as he noted Bucks personnel had already taken it. Rick Carlisle, the Pacers head coach, was clearly not happy after the game when he noted a potential injury to a member of the Pacers staff.

There’s nothing known to the extent of any potential ramifications from this, but emotions certainly could’ve been high still from the Pacers' victory and Bucks' elimination in their In-Season Tournament battle.

That said, Tshiebwe should start to see more minutes with Indiana, at least that’s the hope.