Ersan Ilyasova netted 34 points with six rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Indiana Pacers, 111-107, on Thursday night.
Khris Middleton recorded 17 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 and Michael Carter-Williams added 13 points, eight assists and five rebounds before fouling out.
Milwaukee has won two straight on the heels of a six-game skid.
C.J. Miles led the Pacers with 26 points and George Hill chipped in with 24.
Indiana, which fell into a three-way tie with Brooklyn and Charlotte for ninth place in the East, has lost seven of its last eight. Those three teams trail Boston by a half-game in the standings.