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Last updated on Monday, March 3, 2008
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - Mike Dunleavy tied a career high with 36 points as the Indiana Pacers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 128-106.
It was Dunleavy's third 30-point effort in Indiana's last six games. He had another 36-point effort on Friday night in the Pacers' win in Toronto.
Danny granger added 27 points and nine rebounds as he returned to the starting lineup after being suspended for Friday's game with the Raptors. Granger had been suspended one game for striking Chicago's Andres Nocioni in the face on Wednesday.
Travis Diener finished with 15 points, Troy Murphy and Kareem Rush scored 13 points apiece and Jeff Foster grabbed 16 rebounds as the blue-and-gold won their second game in a row.
Michael Redd led Milwaukee with 28 points with Mo Williams and Desmond Mason adding 15 points each as the Bucks have lost three straight.
With the victory, the Pacers improve to 24-and-36 and move past Chicago into tenth place in the Eastern Conference, a game and-a-half behind ninth place Atlanta and two and-a-half back of New Jersey for the eighth ad final playoff berth.
The Pacers open a three-game road trip Wednesday night in Houston.
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