Pacers dominate BobcatsFeb 20, 2012 - 4:44 AM Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 14 rebounds on Sunday in the Pacers' 108-73 shellacking of the Bobcats.
Six Pacers reached double digits, led by Hibbert and supplemented by 14 from Danny Granger and David West, 13 from Tyler Hansbrough, 12 from Dahntay Jones and 11 from Darren Collison. Indiana has now won back-to-back games after dropping five in a row.
"It's good to get a win like this," said Hibbert. "It shows if we're tied together on defense early in the game, we can get out to big wins."
On Friday, the Bobcats halted a franchise-worst 16-game losing streak with a win at Toronto, but they trailed by as many as 44 on Sunday. They have yet to win consecutive games this season. Derrick Brown led the way with 16 points while Kemba Walker added 15 and five assists.
The Pacers never trailed in this one.
They opened with a 21-2 spurt and were up 24-12 after one behind eight points from Granger and five from Hibbert. The Bobcats, meanwhile, made just 4-of-22 first-quarter shots.
In the second, a pair of free throws from Collison pushed the Pacers' advantage to 48-28 and they maintained the 20-point cushion, 53-33, at the break.
Despite the sizeable lead, Indiana didn't let up.
It was 64-40 in the third before buckets by West, Collison and Granger pushed the margin to 30. A pair of free throws by Louis Amundson before the buzzer had it at 40, 88-48 and Hansbrough's jumper made it 96-52 in the fourth, marking the Pacers' largest lead of the game.
"The way we started pretty much set the tone for the whole game," Bobcats guard Boris Diaw said. "We were just behind and trying to come back into the game, but it was too late."
Indiana improved to 9-4 at home this season...The Pacers have won eight straight games over the Bobcats...Charlotte hasn't won back-to-back games since closing out the 2010-11 campaign with consecutive wins.
- CHARLOTTE: 73
Feb 19 8:23 PM
- CHARLOTTE: 48
End of 3rd
Feb 19 7:55 PM
- CHARLOTTE: 12
End of 1st
Feb 19 6:39 PM
- CHARLOTTE: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
Feb 19 6:12 PM
- Magic formally introduce Frank Vogel as their new coach May 23
- Magic officially announce Frank Vogel as new head coach May 20
- AP Source: Orlando Magic hire Frank Vogel as next coach May 19
- Towns, Porzingis unanimously selected to All-Rookie 1st team May 19
- AP Source: Knicks working to hire Jeff Hornacek as coach May 18
- Nate McMillan takes over as head coach of the Indiana Pacers May 16
- Indiana Pacers promote assistant Nate McMillan to be team's head coach May 16
- Hornets PG Kemba Walker has another surgery on left knee May 9
- Pacers seeking new voice after parting ways with Frank Vogel May 5
- Indiana Pacers not renewing contract of coach Frank Vogel May 5
- George's return has Pacers dreaming of brighter future May 2
- Hornets future unclear with 4 starters becoming free agents May 2