Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/18/12

February 09, 2010 Milwaukee, WI. Bradley Center..Milwaukee Bucks Brandon Jennings had 18 points and 5 assists..Milwaukee Bucks lost to the Detroit Pistons 81-93. Mike McGinnis/CSM.

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MILWAUKEE -- Brandon Jennings scored seven of his season-high 34 points during a one-minute stretch in the fourth quarter as the Bucks beat Indiana, 98-93, Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Tied at 85-85 with 4:31 left, Jennings made a 16-footer from the corner to put Milwaukee up, 87-85. After Larry Sanders blocked David West, George Hill fouled Jennings on a missed 3-pointer with 4:09 left. Jennings hit 2 of 3 foul shots to put the Bucks up four and on Milwaukee's next possession, Jennings' 3-pointer gave the Bucks a 92-87 lead with 3:39 left. Supporting Jennings, Monta Ellis had 19 points and Mike Dunleavy Jr. scored 17 off the bench as the Bucks (13-10) won for the fifth time in their last six games and stayed a half-game behind the first-place Bulls in the Central Division. Playing with a bruised left thigh, Roy Hibbert was largely ineffective, scoring eight points in 21 minutes. George Hill led Indiana with 18 points while reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week Paul George added 16. Indiana battled back from eight down early in the fourth, drawing within one on Hill's 17-footer with 9:26 to play and taking back the lead at 8:52 on two free throws by Tyler Hansborough. Drew Gooden missed a pair of free throws that would have put Milwaukee back on top with 8:33 left. Ian Mahinmi's short jumper extended the Pacers' lead to three with 8:22 to play. Milwaukee went back ahead by one, 79-78, on two free throws from Monta Ellis and two more by Luc Richard Mbah a Moute made it 81-78 with seven minutes to play. The Pacers drew within three, 96-93, in the closing seconds but Jennings' two free throws with 13.3 seconds left extended the Bucks' lead to five. Hill was called for travelling with 10 seconds left and Milwaukee ran out the clock, snapping the Pacers' winning streak at three. NOTES: Indiana coach Frank Vogel downplayed any kind of remaining animosity between the two teams, stemming from a scuffle last season in Indianapolis. "I don't think we're bringing any of that into the games," Frank Vogel said. "Obviously if there's a hard foul, that might spark a memory but our focus is on winning games." ... Despite a nagging left thigh injury, Hibbard started for the Pacers, who also had Lance Stephenson back in the lineup for the first time in two games. ... Dunleavy returned to the floor late in the first quarter. He missed seven of the last eight games with a bone bruise in his left knee. ... Skiles said his team is focused on improving its home record, which is just 6-5 this season. "That won't cut it as the year goes on," Skiles said. "Our division right now looks like everybody's stacked on top of each other. I think somebody, one or two teams are going to pull away a little bit. When you look at it now, if you can get to five or six games above .500, you're pulling away. That's only a short little winning streak. ... and the biggest thing for us would be to play well at home and win more games at home."
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