The Milwaukee Bucks, trailing by 11 points with just over a minute and a half to play, made one last push against the Indiana Pacers. The Bucks drew the deficit to three points but Khris Middleton’s three-pointer was off the mark and the Pacers held on for a 104-99 victory.
Indiana’s Solomon Hill hit a pair of free throws with 5.9 seconds left to finish off the Bucks.
Indiana used a 14-2 run to start the second quarter, building a lead they would never surrender.
The Bucks saw the deficit grow to 19 points in the third quarter before the Bucks started to rally and close the gap in the fourth quarter.
Greg Monroe had things rolling in the fourth quarter on offense, finishing with 16 points for the game, but Jason Kidd had to make a decision. With 4:46 left, Kidd put Monroe on the bench and finished with Miles Plumlee.
Khris Middleton led the Bucks with 23 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 22 as the Bucks have lost their third game in the last four outings.
The Bucks are back home on Friday night, facing the Minnesota Timberwolves at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.