Diener Leads Pacers Past Bucks

Indiana stays alive, playoffs-wise, with 105-97 win
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2008 9:46 PM CDT
Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger, right, gets around Milwaukee Bucks center Michael Ruffin as he heads to the basket.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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(Newser) – Travis Diener scored 15 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-97 Sunday night to remain in the playoff hunt. Diener made five of six 3-pointers in the final period. The Pacers trail the Atlanta Hawks by three games for the eighth playoff spot with five games to play.

Danny Granger had 27 points, Mike Dunleavy added 17 points and seven assists, and Jeff Foster had a season-high 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Pacers, who have won eight of 11. Michael Redd led Milwaukee with 24 points and Charlie Villanueva added 22 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, who have lost six of eight.