Three Pacers starters played over 30 minutes, and even though all of Indiana's starters scored in double figures, it was largely the bench that carried Indiana. Jordan Hill and Rodney Stuckey came off the bench to score 34 points combined, while Paul George led the starters with 15 points.
The Pacers held on to their 10-point third quarter lead, albeit barely. Milwaukee scored three straight points to set up a chance to win the game, because of Paul George missing a pair of free throws with just 14 seconds left and a chance to put the game on ice.
Khris Middleton missed a 25-foot triple that would have tied the game if it sunk. Solomon Hill grabbed the rebound, and made both his free throws to seal Indiana's five-point lead.
Indiana's big second quarter would end up being the difference. The Pacers outscored Milwaukee by 10 in the quarter to take a 49-39 lead into the halftime break.
Middleton led all Milwaukee scorers with 23 points, and the Bucks' starting five scored 72 of Milwaukee's 99 points.
Indiana moves to 32-29 on the season, while the Bucks fall to 25-36. The Pacers continue their travels, heading to Charlotte next on Saturday, while Milwaukee stays on the shores of Lake Michigan to do battle with the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves.