April 15, 2009

NBA: Indiana 115, Milwaukee 108

Danny Granger scored 35 points Wednesday in the Indiana Pacers' season-ending 115-108 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

He sank five 3-pointers during a 43-20 fourth period when Indiana rallied from a 88-72 deficit. His dominant floor effort also included nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocked shots.

Brandon Rush scored 24 with five rebounds.

Troy Murphy scored 11 with 12 rebounds, while three others scored in double figures for the Pacers, who ended with three wins in their final five games.

Richard Jefferson's 31 points with four rebounds and three steals led Milwaukee.

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored 19 with 11 rebounds.

Charlie Bell scored 16 with six rebounds and six assists, and Charlie Villanueva added 10 points and four rebounds for the Bucks, who were trying to finish with a three-game winning streak.

Both clubs missed the playoffs for the third straight season.