Despite a double-double from Larry Sanders, the Milwaukee Bucks were defeated by the Indiana Pacers 95-80 on Saturday night.
On a weekend that saw back-to-back games played by Milwaukee, the Bucks struggled shooting from the floor, hitting just under 38% of their shots.
This fourth consecutive loss from Milwaukee puts them at 16-16 and now three and one half games behind Central Division leaders the Pacers.
For Milwaukee, Monta Ellis had a game-high 21 points and was one of three Bucks in double-digits. Larry Sanders and Brandon Jennings each had 12 points in the loss.
Sanders led the team in rebounds with 12, and got his-double-double for the game.
Indiana was led in scoring by Roy Hibbert, who also had a double-double and scored 20 points. Pacers’ George Hill had 14 points, and David West and Lance Stephenson each had 10 points in the victory.
The Pacers were led in rebounds by Hibbert who had 15, with Hill grabbing eight boards.
Milwaukee looks to snap this losing streak at home against the Phoenix Suns Tuesday night.