Bucks hang on for second straight win

MILWAUKEE -- The Bucks blasted out to a 10-1 lead on the Indiana  Pacers Thursday night and then had to hang tight to escape with a 111-107 victory.  The win brings Milwaukee back to the .500 mark for the season at 36 and 36 and is the second win in a row on a homestand that concludes with a visit by Golden State Saturday night.

Ersan Ilyasova had a huge night with 22 points in the first half and a career-high 34 for the game.  OJ Mayo played 13 minutes and Jared Dudley 12 as the key bench contributors continue to work their way back from injury.

This was the only game in the NBA Thursday night.