(MILWAUKEE, WI) - The Indiana Pacers head to the all-star break riding a nine-game road losing streak following their 122-110 lost to the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.
Richard Jefferson led the Bucks with 32 points, scoring 22 of those in the second half. Charlie bell added 20 points and Charlie Villanueva finished with 17, but Ramon Sessions was a particular thorn in Indiana's side. The Milwaukee point guard scored 15 points and dished out a season-high 17 assists for the Bucks, who extended their lead over New Jersey to one full game for the eighth and final playoff berth in the eastern conference.
Danny Granger led the Pacers with 26 points, but 14 of those came in the fourth quarter as Indiana tried to overcome a deficit created when the Bucks scored the final eight points of the third.
Troy Murphy added 23 points and ten rebounds and Jarrett Jack finished with 21 points.
Indiana heads to the break with a 21-and-33 mark and trail Milwaukee by four and-a-half games for the final playoff berth in the east. They return from the all-star break on Tuesday when they host the Philadelphia 76ers.
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