Pacers top Bucks, keep playoff hopes alive

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Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) dunks in front of Milwaukee Bucks guard Khris Middleton (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Pacers defeated the Bucks 104-89. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Paul George had 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 104-89 on Thursday night to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Point guard Jeff Teague added 15 points and seven assists for the Pacers, Thaddeus Young had 12 points. and Lance Stephenson nine in his third game back with Indiana.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists. He scored 16 points in the first half to help the Bucks keep pace, but Indiana kept him in check in the second half and pulled away. Mirza Teletovic added 15 points for the Bucks.

Milwaukee has lost three straight after winning seven of previous eight.

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