MILWAUKEE – Andrew Bogut tipped in an inbounds pass from Luc Richard Mbah a Moute as time expired, lifting the Milwaukee Bucks to a 97-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
With 0.5 seconds left, Mbah a Moute made a perfect pass that just missed the rim, but allowed Bogut to deflect it in for the winning points.
Bogut finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The Bucks have won six in a row over the Pacers, including the last five at the Bradley Center. Bogut was out with a migraine for the first meeting this season, but the Bucks still won 94-90 on Nov. 5 at Indiana.
Danny Granger had 26 points for Indiana, including a clutch 17-foot jumper with 33.9 seconds left that tied the game at 95.
John Salmons had 16 points for Milwaukee, but missed a late jumper that would have given the Bucks the lead. Roy Hibbert grabbed the rebound and Indiana worked the ball down the court.
Hibbert missed with 0.3 seconds left and the Bucks yelled for a timeout. The referees put 0.2 seconds back on the clock.
Mbah a Moute was ready to inbound the ball, but Indiana called time.
After the timeout, Mbah a Moute made a perfect pass to Bogut, who cut behind and over Jeff Foster for the winning shot.
Darren Collison had 17 points for the Pacers and Hibbert added 13.
Brandon Jennings had 22 points for the Bucks and Ersan Ilyasova added a season-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Granger made one of two free throws that capped the third quarter and gave Indiana a 79-78 lead heading into the fourth. There were 11 lead changes after the game was tied at 58.
Mike Dunleavy and Hibbert keyed a 10-2 run to open the third. Hibbert dunked over Bogut, and Dunleavy added six points, including a free throw that tied the game at 58 at the 9:02 mark.
Jennings and Ilyasova each had 13 points and Bogut added 11 points and 10 rebounds, helping Milwaukee take a 56-48 lead at halftime. Granger had 14 points and Collison scored 10 of his 12 in the second quarter to keep Indiana close despite being outrebounded 32-14.
Notes: Indiana forward James Posey picked up a Flagrant I foul with 4:03 left in the second quarter. He hammered Jennings as the Bucks' point guard drove to the hoop. After landing on his tailbone, he got up slowly and missed the free throw. ... Pacers coach Jim O'Brien argued about a no-call and was hit with a technical by referee Brian Forte late in the third. ... The Bucks had 12 offensive rebounds out of the 20 boards they grabbed in the first quarter. The Pacers managed one offensive rebound and five defensive ones.