An exciting and frustrating night for the Indiana Pacers turned into their seventh straight win, needing overtime to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks and gain a valuable game on them in the standings. Turnovers hurt the Pacers early, but they overcame 20 on the night in a night dominated by officiating. Between the two teams there were 60 fouls and 64 free throws, but after a flagrant foul to Ian Mahinmi to open overtime, Indiana came together to outscore the Bucks 13-7.
Rodney Stuckey led the Pacers in scoring with 25 points, coming up with six rebounds and six assists. Luis Scola was also a big boost for Indiana with 17 points and 15 rebounds. George Hill had 17 to lead the starters with C.J. Miles punching in 14, including four three pointers, a crucial one coming in overtime to give Indiana the lead. C.J. Watson reached double figures with 10.