NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Milwaukee
(Saturday, December 13th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 121, Indiana 103
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Michael Redd totaled 27 points and the Milwaukee Bucks topped the Indiana Pacers 121-103 at the Bradley Center.
Charlie Villanueva tallied a season-high 26 points with 10 rebounds while Andrew Bogut scored 20 and grabbed a season-high 20 boards for the Bucks, who put the brakes on a three-game losing streak.
Richard Jefferson also had 20 points for Milwaukee, which had dropped seven of nine overall coming in. The Bucks won for the third straight time at home despite their recent record and are now 6-4 as the host this season.
"It was a good win for us," Redd said. "There's a comfort level that we have at home. Indiana never gave up -- kept playing hard and made some timely plays -- but we dug in."
T.J. Ford logged a season-high 27 points to go along with six assists and five boards for the Pacers, who have lost six straight and eight of nine overall.
"It's tough. Most of the time when you start losing, you see teams get divided," Ford said of Indiana's recent run. "I think we've done a good job staying together and staying positive. We just need to stick together -- that's the only way we're going to get through it."
Milwaukee held a 21-point lead with 10 1/2 minutes left in the third but the Pacers used a 34-16 surge to end the quarter down by only three, 86-83.
Indiana stayed with the Bucks for most of the fourth and Ford's jumper allowed a one-point lead for the visitors, 103-102, with 4:42 left to play. The Pacers would go the rest of the way without a point, though, and Milwaukee finished the game on a 19-0 run to win easily.
Brandon Rush netted 16 points with Jeff Foster and Danny Granger chipping in 14 apiece for Indiana, which is now just 2-11 as the visitor this season and 0-3 on a four-game road trip which wraps up in Washington on Monday.
The Bucks tied a season-high with 64 points in the first half, behind Villanueva, who dropped 24 of his 26 points over the first two frames, and led by 18 at the break, 64-46.
Indiana had won three straight in the series, but haS still logged wins in seven of the last nine meetings...Milwaukee also had 64 first-half points against Phoenix on December 9...Indiana's Roy Hibbert got his first NBA start, notching eight points and two boards in a shade over 18 minutes of floor time...The Bucks shot over 50 percent for the first time this season with a 51.2 percent shooting clip...The Pacers' Troy Murphy had 11 rebounds and nine points.
12/14 00:27:46 ET