Thursday , Apr , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – April 1

=== Milwaukee Bucks Team Report – April 1 ===

(Sports Network) – The Bucks took a step back Wednesday night, falling 111-78
to the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Toni Kukoc paced the Bucks with 15 points, who lost for the eighth time in
their last 11 overall. Milwaukee remained in a tie for fourth place in the
East with New Orleans and Miami.

The Hornets lost at Utah, while the Heat defeated Atlanta on the night.
Desmond Mason and Erick Strickland each scored 10 points in the losing effort.

Milwaukee fell to 9-25 in games this season when allowing an opponent to score
more than 100 points.

Milwaukee played without forward Keith Van Horn for the third straight
contest. Van Horn has averaged 17.9 points and 6.9 rebounds in 19 games since
being traded to Milwaukee from New York.

The Bucks never got closer than 13 during the third quarter, while Reggie
Miller’s three from the top of the key with 5:36 to go extended Indiana’s lead
to 67-47. The Pacers led by 26 on several occasions late in the period and
held an 81-55 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

The Pacers led by as many as 35 in the final period, as Milwaukee never got
closer than 29.

Milwaukee will continue its battle for playoff positioning Friday night, when
it battles the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Bradley Center. The Bucks are 25-12
at home this season.