(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Pacers ran their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 118-109 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Danny Granger scored a game-high 29 points to lead Indiana with George Hill adding 22 and David West finishing with a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds.
Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 27 points with former Pacer Mike Dunleavy scoring 23 as the Bucks lost their third game in a row and are on the brink of playoff elimination. Another Milwaukee loss or one more Philadelphia win will officially knock the Bucks out of the playoff chase.
The game got chippy in the fourth quarter with Milwaukee forward Larry Sanders getting into an altercation with Granger and West. Sanders had to be restrained and was ejected after picking up his second technical foul while Granger and West each picked up technicals.
With the win, the Pacers improve to 40-and-22 and lock up home court advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Another Indiana win or one more Atlanta loss will secure the third seed in the Eastern Conference for the Pacers. They host Philadelphia on Saturday night.
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