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Pacers Gain Ground In Playoff Race

Last updated on Saturday, April 5, 2008

(MILWAUKEE, WI) - The Indiana Pacers picked up ground in the hunt for the eighth and final playoff spot as they topped the Milwaukee Bucks 105-101 at the Bradley Center Friday night.

The Pacers were led by Mike Dunleavy who scored a team-high 27 points. Troy Murphy chipped in with 17, and Danny granger scored 13 for the blue and gold. In all, six Pacer players scored in double-figures.

The Bucks were led by Michael Redd who scored a game-high 28 points and Andrew Bogut who scored 21 and pulled down 15 rebounds.

With the victory, the Pacers improve to 32-44 on the season, still two games back of the Atlanta Hawks in the race for the Eastern Conferences' eighth and final playoff spot. The Hawks fell to the Philadelphia 76ers Friday 109-104.

The Pacers will return to action Sunday evening where they'll face the Milwaukee Bucks again. This time, the game will be held at Conseco Fieldhouse.

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