National Basketball Association
Indiana 110, Milwaukee 100
When: 8:30 PM ET, Saturday, February 22, 2014
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
#71 Rodney Mott, #58 Josh Tiven, #34 Kevin Cutler
Pacers 110, Bucks 100: Paul George poured in 32 points and David West added 30 as visiting Indiana held off lowly Milwaukee.
Lance Stephenson tallied 24 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the Pacers, who have won four straight and nine of 11 in the series. West was 11-of-16 from the floor and George went 10-for-18, hitting five of his seven 3-point attempts as Indiana went 9-for-18 from behind the arc.
Brandon Knight racked up 30 points and eight assists as the Bucks trailed from wire to wire for the eighth time this season. Khris Middleton added 13 points and Ersan Ilyasova scored 12 for Milwaukee.
Indiana never trailed but had a tough time putting the Bucks away as Milwaukee kept the deficit in single digits for most of the second half. It was within 85-80 with 8:23 left, but Stephenson converted a three-point play and the Bucks never got that close again.
The Pacers reeled off a 17-2 run early in the second quarter to open up a 22-point advantage and appeared poised to turn it into a rout. Knight led Milwaukee back, scoring 20 first-half points and helping the Bucks trim the margin to 51-39 at the break.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Pacers G Evan Turner and F Lavoy Allen were not active and have not yet made their debut with their new team since being picked up in a trade with Philadelphia on Thursday. … Milwaukee G Ramon Sessions scored seven points and F Jeff Adrien had six points and a team-high 11 rebounds as both made their debut with the Bucks after being acquired from Charlotte earlier in the week. … Bucks G Caron Butler (left ankle) did not play.
Top Game Performances
Paul George 32
Brandon Knight 30
Lance Stephenson 8
Brandon Knight 8
Lance Stephenson 9
Jeff Adrien 11
David West 8
||Free Throws Made
Zaza Pachulia 8
George Hill 2
Zaza Pachulia 2
Roy Hibbert 3
John Henson 2
Team Stats Summary
Milwaukee will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Bucks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
Indiana will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Pacers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.