NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Milwaukee
(Friday, December 10th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 95, Indiana 86
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Michael Redd scored a game-high 21 points to lead Milwaukee over Indiana, 95-86, at the Bradley Center.
Mike James added 16 points off the bench for the Bucks, who won for just the second time in six outings.
"This was absolutely a big win for us," Redd said "We definitely needed it. This will help our confidence."
Reggie Miller netted 17 points for the Pacers, who dropped their sixth straight game. Austin Croshere added 14 points and nine boards in the loss.
The Bucks trailed by six at halftime, but outscored the Pacers 34-16 in the third and they cruised to the victory. In the decisive frame, Indiana led by one midway through, but the Bucks ended the quarter on a 20-7 sprint to take a 76-64 advantage into the final 12 minutes. Desmond Mason capped off the run on a 45-foot jumper as the horn sounded.
In the fourth, Indiana cut the deficit to 88-83, but could get no closer.
Each team shot just 39 percent from the field and turned the ball over 13 times.
The Bucks led by two with just over four minutes to play in the opening quarter, but the Pacers closed the frame on an 11-2 sprint to take a 28-21 edge into the second.
Indiana carried its lead the entire second quarter, leading by 12 at one point before taking a 48-42 edge into the intermission.
Indiana point guard Jamaal Tinsley missed his second game in a row with a sprained right ankle. Tinsley leads the Pacers in assists this season at 8.1 per game.
This was the second meeting of the season between the two clubs. On December 7th, the Bucks knocked off the Pacers 89-86 at Conseco Fieldhouse. Overall, Milwaukee has won six of the last seven contests in this series. Indiana has lost four straight and eight of its last nine at Milwaukee...The Bucks are 5-4 as the host this season, while Indiana is 4-6 on the road.
12/11 00:09:59 ET