Milwaukee Bucks defeat Indiana Pacers, 84-81

Indianapolis — The Milwaukee Bucks weren't about to over-analyze their down-to-the-wire victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night at Conseco Fieldhouse.

It wasn't pretty as the Bucks missed six free throws in the final 1 minute 3 seconds and survived a pair of three-point attempts by Pacers guard T.J. Ford in the final 5 seconds. But they made enough defensive plays down the stretch to hang on for an 84-81 victory that snapped a seven-game road losing streak.

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PLAYER OF THE GAME: Bucks center Andrew Bogut caught the attention of Pacers center Roy Hibbert in compiling his career-high, 31-point scoring night. "I had my hands full with Bogut, and my hat goes off to him," said Hibbert. "He's a very good ball player."

PLAY OF THE GAME: Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute grabbed an offensive rebound and scored to give the Bucks an 82-78 lead with 1:03 left. It was the second of two big offensive rebounds that Mbah a Moute ...