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Nwora helps Pacers beat Bucks, Eugene Omoruyi shines again

Nwora helps Pacers beat Bucks, Eugene Omoruyi shines again

Jordan Nwora faced the Milwaukee Bucks for the first time since being traded by the 2021 NBA champions in February and scored 12 points to help his new team, the Indiana Pacers earn a 139-123 win at the Fiserv Forum on Friday.

Aside from scoring 12 points, Nwora also got nine rebounds and four assists in the win over his former employers. Andrew Nembhard led the Pacers with 24 points, Buddy Heild scored 22 points while TJ McConnell recorded a double-double – 19 points and 12 assists. 

Giannis Antetokoumpo scored a game-high 25 points, Jrue Holiday had 19 points and 11 assists while Bobby Portis and Chris Middleton both scored 16 points apiece. 

At the Little Caesars Arena, Eugene Omoruyi continued to impress the Detroit Pistons front office scoring 11 points, one assist and three rebounds in a 119-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets. 

Omoruyi (right)

Omoruyi is currently in his second 10-day contract with the Pistons after being waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 26. He has recorded double figure points in three of his last five games for the franchise. His performance has seen him given the starting spot ahead of rookie Jalen Duren who was a first round 13th overall selection by the Pistons. 

The 25-year-old Benin-born Canadian has started the last three games for the Pistons. 

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