Chris Copeland hit the go-ahead layup with 1.2 seconds remaining, lifting the visiting Indiana Pacers to a thrilling 104-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
In an effort to shake his weary club out of a late-season slump, Pacers coach Frank Vogel rested all five of his starters. The move paid off as the Pacers snapped a six-game road slide with just their fourth win in the last 12 outings overall.
Argentine Luis Scola and Evan Turner paced Indiana with season-highs of 24 points and 23 points, respectively. The Pacers led 102-99 but Khris Middleton made all three free throws with 4.9 seconds remaining that knotted the contest after drawing a foul on Ian Mahinmi while attempting a 3-pointer.
Copeland got the ball out of timeout at the top of the arc, drove the right side of the lane and dropped in the floater for the difference-maker. Brandon Knight led the league-worst Bucks with 25 points and Ramon Sessions finished with 20.DPA
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