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Jackson ignites late 14-0 run as Pacers beat Bucks again

Nov 22, 2006 - 2:47 AM INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Michael Redd and the Milwaukee Bucks didn't get the calls. Stephen Jackson and the Indiana Pacers didn't need them.

Jackson fueled the decisive run on both ends of the court and Jermaine O'Neal collected 26 points and 13 rebounds as the Pacers completed a home-and-home sweep of the Bucks with a 93-88 victory.

Jamaal Tinsley hit the go-ahead runner with 31 seconds left for the Pacers, who followed Saturday's 102-100 triumph in Milwaukee by rallying in dramatic fashion with a flawless 14-0 run to end Tuesday's game.

"It was a very tough win for us," Tinsley said. "We never gave up, continued to believe in each other and competed. The NBA is a game of runs and if you are able to withstand and hold off a run and make one of your own, your chances of winning are great."

Bucks guard Michael Redd was not making excuses following his team's third straight loss and seventh in eight games.

"They got very aggressive down the stretch and we went into a funk," Redd said. "We had some calls that didn't go our way. It was just a bad three to four minutes."

Milwaukee's Andrew Bogut threw down a thunderous dunk for an 88-79 advantage with 3:05 remaining. But Tinsley began the burst by splitting a pair of free throws, then finding a slicing Marquis Daniels for a layup to make it 88-82.

Redd took an ill-advised runner and committed a turnover on the Bucks' next two possessions and Jackson made him pay each time with a three-point play and a jumper to draw Indiana within 88-87.

"That (jumper) felt good," Jackson said. "One dribble and shoot. I didn't settle for the three, I put it on the floor one time and took a pull-up. That's been a good shot for me, so I'm going to stick with what's working."

Dan Gadzuric had a chance to extend Milwaukee's lead but missed a layup on which he appeared to be fouled. Tinsley responded with a runner off the glass to put the Pacers ahead.

Jackson harassed Redd on Milwaukee's next trip, forcing the league's second-leading scorer into a poor shot that came up well short.

"Michael Redd is a tough guy (to guard)," Jackson said. "I just wanted him to take a tough shot. We've got to get guys out of their comfort zones and force tough shots."

Darrell Armstrong knocked down a pair of free throws to create a three-point lead with 12 seconds left.

Mo Williams shot an airball on a potential tying 3-pointer, but Tinsley deflected the ball out of bounds. With one last chance to tie, rookie Ersan Ilyasova's shot was blocked by Jackson as time expired.

"It seemed like we did everything possible that we could to lose it," Bogut said. "Things did not go our way. ... There were a couple of calls that didn't go our way. We just have to be able to win the fourth quarter. If we can get one or two wins in a row, we'll be all right."

O'Neal made 10-of-14 shots and 6-of-7 free throws in his second straight strong performance. He collected 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks in Saturday's victory.

"I feel like I'm getting back to my comfort level, being able to post up instead of being out on the perimeter more," O'Neal said. "The coaches have done well mixing it up ... letting me pick-and-pop sometimes, pick-and-roll sometimes, and post up. It has to be that way for me to be effective."

Tinsley scored 17 points and Al Harrington grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds for the Pacers, who shot 44 percent (35-of-79) and overcame 19 turnovers.

Williams scored 22 points and dished out nine assists and Redd contributed 21 points for Milwaukee, which shot 41 percent (35-of-85) and was outrebounded, 47-40.

"I'm not too concerned with anyone else at this point, just our team getting better," Redd said. "We play (Wednesday) and that's the good thing about this league. You get a chance to forget about tonight's game. We just have to fight through it and keep our composure."

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