for this game

Bucks, Pacers prepare for All-Star break

Feb 11, 2009 - 11:34 AM Indiana (21-32) at Milwaukee (25-29) 8:00 p.m. EST

MILWAUKEE (Ticker) -- The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers are each dealing with injuries, making the All-Star break a welcome sight.

Both the Bucks and the Pacers will be looking to post back-to-back wins going into the break when they meet on Wednesday.

Milwaukee is dealing with major injuries to key players Michael Redd, Andrew Bogut and Luke Ridnour, but still managed to post an impressive win over the Houston Rockets on Monday. Ramon Sessions followed a 44-point outburst with 26 points and seven assists in a 124-112 victory.

Charlie Villanueva and Richard Jefferson added 25 points apiece and combined to shoot 8-of-13 from beyond the arc for the Bucks.

The Pacers edged the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, 96-95, as Troy Murphy led five players in double figures with 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Danny Granger, who will be headed to Phoenix for the All-Star Game, nailed a pair of free throws with 0.2 seconds remaining to provide the winning margin.

The teams have split two meetings this season, with the Pacers taking the latest contest, 107-99, on January 28 behind 34 points from T.J. Ford.