MILWAUKEE, Nov. 14 (UPI) —
Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings sparked Milwaukee to a huge lead Wednesday and the Bucks coasted in the second half to defeat Indiana 99-85.
Milwaukee came up with 11 steals and forced 19 turnovers overall, helping the Bucks race to a 60-34 halftime advantage. That lead grew to 29 heading into the fourth quarter and the Pacers came no closer than the final 14-point margin.
Ellis and Jennings both scored 16 points in a balanced effort that resulted in Milwaukee running its early season record to 5-2. Samuel Dalembert added 14 points and Tobias Harris had 11.
Tyler Hansbrough produced 17 points off the bench to lead the Pacers, who have won just once on the road in six tries this season. Indiana failed to reach 20 points in any of the first three periods.