PACERS 108, BOBCATS 73: Roy Hibbert had 18 points and 14 rebounds as host Indiana cruised past hapless Charlotte.
Danny Granger and David West scored 14 points apiece as the Pacers won their second straight game following a five-game losing skid.
Derrick Brown scored 16 points and Kemba Walker added 15 for Charlotte, which lost for the 17th time in 18 games and suffered its seventh loss by 30 or more points.
The Bobcats had snapped a franchise-record 16-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors on Friday but fell behind quickly against the Pacers and flirted with setting a franchise-record for largest losing margin. That mark was set on Feb. 2 when the Bobcats lost by 44 points to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Granger scored eight points during a 16-0 run that gave Indiana a 21-2 advantage with 3:39 left in the opening quarter. The Bobcats started the game by going 1 of 16 from the field.
The Pacers led 53-33 at halftime and boosted the lead to 30 by the middle of the third quarter. Indiana’s advantage was 88-48 entering the final quarter.
Tyler Hansbrough scored 13 points, Dahntay Jones tallied 12 points and Darren Collison scored 11 for the Pacers, who had a 55-31 rebounding edge.
The Bobcats shot just 37.3 percent and fell to 2-16 on the road.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Indiana has defeated Charlotte eight straight times. … Bobcats leading scorer Gerald Henderson (hamstring) missed his eighth consecutive contest. … Hibbert hit 7 of 8 field-goal attempts while recording his second consecutive double-double. … Walker has scored in double figures in seven of his last eight games.