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-- For the first time in 28 years, the Milwaukee Bucks swept their season series with Indiana after beating the Pacers at home yesterday 98-94.
MILWAUKEE - For the first time in 28 years, the Milwaukee Bucks swept their season series with Indiana after beating the Pacers at home yesterday 98-94.
Jerry Stackhouse tied a season-high with 20 points, as the Bucks won their sixth straight. Milwaukee is now six games above .500 -- the latest they've been at that mark since 2002. The Bucks were up by 17 points with just over eight minutes left.
But Indiana went on a late 11-3 run, as the Pacers virtually shut out Milwaukee on the offensive glass during that stretch. Bucks' coach Scott Skiles said his defense played well, but not in the final period. Milwaukee prevailed on the boards for the game, 45-37, and the Bucks out-shot the Pacers 43 to 37-and-a-half percent.
Danny Granger scored 29 points for Indiana, which has lost six-of-seven overall and eight straight on the road. The Pacers were without former Buck T.J. Ford, who's out 7-to-10 days with a sore left groin.
Andrew Bogut had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Bucks, who've won 12-of-13 and continue to hold the fifth-of-eight playoff spots in the NBA's Eastern Conference by two games over Charlotte and Miami. The Bucks have now won seven straight at home, and yesterday marked their 500th win at the Bradley Center since it opened in 1988.
Their next game is on Wednesday night in Los Angeles against the Clippers.