Mike Dunleavy had 27 points and 11 rebounds and Indiana kept its faint playoff hopes alive by edging the Milwaukee Bucks, 105-101, Friday night. Indiana pulled within three games of Atlanta for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with the victory. Troy Murphy scored 17 points and Danny Granger added 13 for Indiana.
Jermaine O'Neal had 11 points in his third game back for Indiana after missing 33 with a sore left knee. The Pacers, who have missed the playoffs the last two seasons, have six games remaining, including matchups with the Bucks on Sunday and the Hawks on Tuesday night. Michael Redd scored 28 points for Milwaukee, and Andrew Bogut added 21 points, 16 rebounds.