95 - 97 Final
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Bogut's tip-in at buzzer lifts Bucks over Pacers

Dec 9, 2010 - 7:05 AM Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Andrew Bogut's tip-in at the buzzer gave the Milwaukee Bucks a 97-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers at the Bradley Center.

On a designed play, Luc Mbah a Moute threw an inbounds pass toward the basket and Bogut tipped it in as time ran out, giving Milwaukee its second win in three games.

"It was not as simple as drawing it up," Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said. "We work on that often, it's one of those things you work on and only use four or five times a season. Great pass by Luc Mbah a Moute; there was a little bit of contact on the screen but Luc couldn't have put that in a better spot."

Bogut finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Brandon Jennings scored a team-high 22 points in the victory.

Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 and grabbed 10 boards in a reserve role and John Salmons added 16 points in the win.

Danny Granger ended with a game-high 26 points and Darren Collison scored 17 for Indiana, which has lost three of four.

Roy Hibbert scored 13 and Mike Dunleavy added nine points in defeat.

"They were just beating us to the long rebounds," Hibbert said. "Especially myself, I wasn't being aggressive to get the ball, I was just thinking boxing Bogut out and making sure he didn't get any rebounds. In the second half we did a better job keeping them off the boards."

The game was tied at 93 with 49.9 seconds left when Ilyasova made two foul shots to give Milwaukee the lead. Granger responded with a short jumper to knot the game at 95.

After Salmons and Hibbert both missed shots the Bucks called a timeout with 0.5 ticks remaining, presumably to draw up the final play.

Mbah a Moute inbounded the ball from the left side and Bogut, who was underneath the basket, knocked it in from the far side. The play was reviewed and upheld.

The Pacers had carried a 79-78 lead into the fourth, but Salmons' short jumper started an 8-2 run for Milwaukee to open up the quarter. Indiana responded with a Collison three and Hibbert short jumper to knot the game at 86 with 6:10 remaining, and it was close for the rest of the game.

Despite only shooting 11-of-29 from the field in the first quarter the Bucks held a 33-27 lead at the end.

Collison scored 10 points in the second quarter, but the Bucks' 12 second- chance points were enough to extend their lead to 56-48 at the half.

Indiana capitalized on a dismal third period from Milwaukee (6-of-21 from the field) to take a one-point lead into the final stanza.

Game Notes

Milwaukee led the rebounding margin 50-37...Mbah a Moute finished with eight points and six rebounds...The Bucks shot 32-of-40 from the line, while the Pacers were 22-of-31...James Posey scored eight points in a reserve role for Indiana...Indiana's Jeff Foster grabbed three rebounds in his 700th career game.