INDIANAPOLIS – First-time All-Star Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 108-73 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Sunday.
Danny Granger and David West each scored 14 points for the Pacers, who have won two in a row following a season-long five-game losing streak. West also grabbed eight rebounds.
Derrick Brown had 16 points and Kemba Walker 15 for the Bobcats (4-27), who have lost 17 of their last 18 games and never led in this one.
The Pacers went on a 21-2 run to start the game and extended the lead to 53-33 at halftime. Charlotte's 73 points were the fewest allowed by Indiana since an 86-73 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Nov. 25, 2010.
Turnovers and a lack of rebounding by Charlotte gave the Pacers an opportunity to put the game away in the first half. By halftime, they had a 32-18 rebounding advantage, and the Bobcats had committed 10 turnovers.
West scored 10 points in the second and the Pacers went on a 12-0 run midway through the quarter. Indiana extended the lead to as many as 41 in the third.
The Bobcats have yet to put together consecutive wins this season. They snapped a season-worst 16-game skid with a 98-91 win over Toronto on Friday.
The Bobcats shot just 18.2 percent and trailed 24-12 after the first quarter. They had five turnovers and at one point had more fouls and turnovers than points.
Granger scored seven points and West hit a jumper to extend Indiana's lead to 16-2 midway through the first period.
Reggie Williams scored the first Bobcats points at the 10:04 mark in the first but then they didn't score for more than 7 minutes, until Williams had a dunk.
Walker hit a jumper and Byron Mullens and Brown scored at the free throw line to get Charlotte back within nine.
A.J. Price hit a 3-pointer at the end of the quarter for Indiana to make it 24-12.
Notes: The Bobcats are 27th in the NBA in field goal percentage and score a league-worst 86.9 points a game.