(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - Danny Granger scored 27 points to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Milwaukee Bucks 105-97.
Travis Diener finished with 18 points and Mike Dunleavy added 17 as the Pacers pulled to within three games of idle Atlanta for the eighth and final playoff berth in the East.
Diener keyed a 38-point fourth quarter for the blue and gold, hitting five of six three-point attempts to score 15 points in the final period.
Indiana entered the fourth trailing by ten points, but opened the period with a 16-0 run and were never headed.
Michael Redd led Milwaukee with 24 points with Charlie Villanueva adding 22 points and 13 rebounds as the bucks were swept in this weekend's home-and-home series with Indiana.
Must Win Against Hawks
With just five games remaining in the regular season, the Pacers face a must-win game on Tuesday night when the Hawks visit Conseco Fieldhouse. An Atlanta win would give the hawks a four-game lead with four games to play, dropping the Hawks magic number for clinching eighth place to one.
A win would also give the Hawks a 2-1 edge in the season series with the Pacers, clinching the tiebreaker over the Pacers.
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