(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indiana Pacers came up short in their attempt to come back from a twelve-point deficit to start the fourth quarter, falling to the Milwaukee Bucks 112-110 at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Milwaukee entered the final period with an 89-77 advantage and extended the lead to 14 with five and-a-half minutes remaining when Indiana made its run.
The Pacers outscored Milwaukee 21 to 9 down the stretch, getting to within two points on three separate occasions but Milwaukee managed to hold on for their third win in three attempts against Indiana this season.
John Salmons led the bucks with 20 points with Brandon Jennings adding 18 points and Andrew Bogut finishing with 15 points and ten rebounds as Milwaukee won its fifth game in a row.
Danny Granger led six Pacers in double figures with 21 points with TJ Ford scoring 17 as Indiana has dropped three in a row and seven of their last eight to fall to 19-39.
The Pacers host the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night before embarking on a four-game western trip.
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