Head Coach Scott Skiles
On the fourth quarter Indiana rally ...
"Played pretty hard, guys were out there battling, we went double-digit possessions without getting a basket, I believe it was, maybe even 12 possessions. You're not going to win too many games doing that; at the same time, we broke down a little bit in transition defense, and they went on a run. We tried to take a couple timeouts, tried to regroup a little bit, but just weren't able to get anything going."
On individuals contributions in the fourth quarter ...
"They were playing high side on [Andrew Bogut] a little bit, and you have to make a simple post feed. We've had a little difficulty with that most of the year. We can look throughout our roster and say, `Who are we going to go to?' One guy's 4-10, another guy's 3-10; where are we going to go to get a basket? We're struggling to find that right now. We need guys to step up and make some big plays for us, and then it becomes clear, and you know where to go. Hopefully we can get that accomplished. Look, John (Salmons) came off, had a couple rim in and out again, we had some decent looks during that stretch, as well; we just couldn't get them to go."
On Corey Maggette's injury ...
"I'm not sure. I don't know anything."
Forward Ersan Ilyasova
On the loss...
"We didn't play well offensively. They played really high percentage shooting. It's really hard, especially in the beginning, the game started a little bit slowly, and they caught rhythm. After that, it's really hard to stop them, with their confidence and shooting; they made all those tough shots. It's real disappointing, to lose a couple in a row right now, and we have to pick it up. We have to play much better."
Guard John Salmons
On biggest factor in Pacers fourth quarter rally - Indiana defense or Bucks offensive execution ...
"Execution on our offense. We didn't run the plays, just didn't execute the plays like we should have. Didn't have any ball movement. We have to get better; we have to do better than that, especially in the fourth quarter like that. That's where we have to execute the most, and we didn't do that. We've been having problems all year staying consistent on the offensive end. Just have to do better, just can't execute like that down the stretch."
- Tonight was Ersan Ilyasova's 200th career game.
- At the end of the first half, the Pacers held a slight advantage over the Bucks leading 51-49. Both teams shot the ball well in the first half with the Pacers and Bucks shooting 48.6 percent and 50 percent from the field, respectively.
- Brandon Jennings was held to two field goal attempts (1-2) in the first half and had four points. His only field goal (a three-pointer) was the 200th of his career.
- At the 8:37 mark in the fourth quarter, the Bucks led 78-77. Indiana then went on a 14-0 run in the following five minutes to lead 91-78.
- With Indiana's win tonight, it snaps a six-game losing streak to the Bucks. The win also is their first in the Bradley Center since April of 2008.
- Milwaukee came into tonight's game having one the NBA's best defenses holding opponents to 92.8 points per game (good for fourth best in the NBA) and holding 39 opponents under 100 points (tied for the most in the NBA). However five of the last ten teams have scored over 100 points (allowing 94.3 points per game over that stretch).
- This was the 15th set of back-to-back games for the Bucks. Their record in the second game of back-to-backs is now 6-9.
- Andrew Bogut led Milwaukee with 12 rebounds and nine points. He is now three rebounds shy of eclipsing the 3,500 mark in rebounds.
- Despite committing 19 turnovers, the Pacers were able to pull out the win led behind Danny Granger's game-high 30 points (8-15 from the field and 10-13 from the free throw line). This was his 8th game of the year scoing 30 or more points.
- Since taking over the team on January 30, Frank Vogel has led the Pacers to a 7-1 record.
- Corey Maggette left the game in the first quarter with a lower back strain.