Pacers final score: Pacers close out Bucks 104-102, Chris Copeland game winner

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Scola had 24 points and Evan Turner had 23 to lead the Pacers as they rested their starters against Milwaukee. Chris Copeland put in the game winner as part of his 18 off the bench.

The Indiana Pacers rested their starters against the Milwaukee Bucks, but were still able to come away with a victory with their reserve unit despite a close, contested game. Milwaukee jumped ahead with three minutes to go and with the teams trading leads, the Pacers led 102-99 with 14 seconds remaining, but missed free throws opened the door for Milwaukee, who got to the line on a three point foul, with Chris Middleton hitting all three of the free throws. With 4.7 seconds remaining, Chris Copeland received the inbounds, drove towards the basket and floated in the game winner.

Copeland had 18 points on 7-8 shooting with 4-5 from three point range to lead the bench bench unit. Luis Scola led the team with 24 points and nine rebounds with Evan Turner pitching in 23 points and nine assists. Rasual Butler reached double figures with 10 points, Donald Sloan had eight points and eight assists, and Lavoy Allen had eight poitns and eight rebounds.

The Memphis Grizzlies grabbed a 107-102 win over the Miami Heat, putting the Pacers back in first place by 0.5 games with the two teams set to meet on Friday in Miami.

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