National Basketball Association
Milwaukee 98, Indiana 93
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Bucks 98, Pacers 93:
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#26 Pat Fraher, #50 Olandis Poole, #9 Derrick Stafford
Brandon Jennings scored 11 of his season-high 34 points in the final 4:31 as host Milwaukee snapped Indiana's three-game winning streak.
Monta Ellis recorded 19 points and Mike Dunleavy returned from injury to score 17 off the bench as the Bucks won for the fifth time in six games and moved one game ahead of the Pacers for second place in the Central Division.
George Hill scored 18 points and Paul George added 16 and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who were denied in their bid for a season-high fourth straight win.
Jennings and Ellis combined for all the points in a 10-3 run and helped Milwaukee carry a 72-66 lead into the fourth. Dunleavy's 3-pointer extended the advantage to nine, but Ian Mahinmi scored six points during a 12-0 spurt as the Pacers went ahead 78-75 with just under 8 1/2 minutes left.
With the contest deadlocked at 85, Jennings took over by scoring seven straight points - including a 3-pointer for a 92-87 lead with 3:39 to play. Hill's 3-pointer cut the deficit to three, but Jennings hit a layup before burying two clinching free throws with 13 seconds remaining.GAME NOTEBOOK:
Dunleavy was back in the lineup after sitting out seven games with a bone bruise in his left knee. ... Pacers G Lance Stephenson also returned after missing the previous two games with a sprained right ankle. ... Bucks C Joel Przybilla sat out while serving a one-game suspension for throwing a ball at a referee during Saturday's contest.
Top Game Performances
George Hill 18
Brandon Jennings 34
Paul George 5
Monta Ellis 6
Paul George 10
Luc Mbah a Moute 10
Ben Hansbrough 5
||Free Throws Made
Brandon Jennings 6
Ben Hansbrough 2
Monta Ellis 3
Paul George 1
Larry Sanders 5
Team Stats Summary
Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Bucks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .636 after a loss.
Indiana will play their next game at home against Utah. The Pacers have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .667 after a loss.