INDIANAPOLIS, IND (WSAU) The Indiana Pacers turned up the defensive pressure in the second half and ran away from Milwaukee 102-78 Friday night. It was the third win in three starts against the Bucks this season.
Tyler Hansbrough scored 22 points and took down a dozen rebounds for the Pacers. Milwaukee was led by Monta Ellis’ 22. Samuel Dalembert scored 10 and grabbed 13 rebounds in the loss.
The Bucks have lost five of their last seven games. Indiana started the second half with a 14-4 run and led by as much as 19 in the third period.
It got worse in the fourth. Larry Sanders was ejected in the third period which saw Milwaukee score just 11 points. Seventy-eight points are the fewest the Bucks have scored in a game this season.