MILWAUKEE (AP) -- There was no one happier to see Milwaukee reserve forward Mike Dunleavy return to the court this week than Bucks coach Scott Skiles.
Dunleavy, the Bucks' top reserve, missed seven games with a bone bruise on his left knee, leaving Milwaukee without the firepower off the bench that Skiles had gotten used to over the first few weeks of the season.
Dunleavy didn't disappoint, scoring 17 points and grabbing six rebounds in a 98-93 victory over Indiana on Tuesday night. He grabbed a key rebound of his own missed 3-pointer with 1:35 remaining and scored to keep the Bucks in front.
The 10-year veteran played 27 minutes in his return and was on the court when the game was on the line late in the fourth quarter.
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