INDIANAPOLIS, March 22 (UPI) -- Tyler Hansbrough
led Indiana during a game-breaking third quarter Friday and the Pacers went on to down Milwaukee 102-78.
Indiana turned a two-point halftime lead into a 19-point advantage heading into the fourth period and won its third straight. Milwaukee has lost five out of seven.
Hansbrough scored 22 points while Paul George contributed 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Pacers. Roy Hibbert added 11 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks.
Milwaukee hit a mere 30 percent from the field, an effort symbolized by the 1-of-15 performance from Brandon Jennings. Monta Ellis led the Bucks with 22 points.
Indiana put together a 22-5 run in the third period, during which Milwaukee went 3-of-22 from the field.
The Pacers will now go on the road for five of their next six games.
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