A showcase for the Indiana Pacers reserves turned into Frank Vogel's 250th victory as the blue and gold had fun in their season finale against the Milwaukee Bucks. Indiana led by as many as 24 in the first half, but the Bucks opened the game up in the second half to pull within five in the final 35 seconds. Fortunately for Indiana, there wasn't a whole lot of urgency for Milwaukee to seek out the win as they'd wrap up a 97-92 victory.
The Pacers were led by Solomon Hill, who had four first quarter threes, finishing up 7-11 from behind the arc, and scoring 25 points. Hill benefited from great passing on a night the Pacers assisted on 28 of their 39 field goals, led by Joe Young, had seven. Young also scored seven points. Glenn Robinson III led the bench with 14 points, the only Pacer other than Solo to hit multiple threes.
The starting backcourt of Ty Lawson and Rodney Stuckey did well with distribution on their own, picking up six assists apiece, with Stuckey reaching double figures with 12 points, Lawson scoring eight. Lavoy Allen was the fourth Pacer in double figures, scoring 14 points on an efficient 7-12. Jordan Hill picked up 11 rebounds, including three offensive, with he, Allen (three), and Shayne Whittington (four) leading the charge on the offensive glass. Rakeem Christmas made his NBA debut, scoring a pair of buckets in six minutes of action.
The Pacers finish the regular season 45-37 and will now look forward to their first round series against the Toronto Raptors. Schedules will be released later this evening as numerous scenarios are still in play on the final day of the regular season.