First place Pacers batter Bucks

Tyler Hansbrough had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 102-78 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night.

Paul George scored 20 points and Roy Hibbert had 11 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks for the Pacers (43-26), who have won three straight.

Monta Ellis had 22 points and Samuel Dalembert added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks (34-34), who have lost five of seven.

The Pacers went on a 14-4 run to start the second half and take a 61-48 lead midway through the third quarter.

Larry Sanders was ejected with 7:54 left in the third when he was called for a double technical after Hibbert was fouled on a shot.

George hit both technical free throws and Hibbert scored two more to make it 57-47.