Pacers hand Bobcats 13th loss in row at home

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Roy Hibbert had 18 points and seven rebounds and the Indiana Pacers handed the Charlotte Bobcats their 13th straight home loss with a 103-76 victory last night.

The Pacers bounced back from Sunday's 11-point defeat to the Nets and won for the fifth time in six games.

With team owner Michael Jordan looking on from the bench, the Bobcats lost their fifth in a row. They've dropped 24 of 26 since Thanksgiving.

Jordan made a quick exit early in the fourth quarter after the Pacers pushed the lead to 30.

Indiana won this one going away behind some dominant inside play, outrebounding the Bobcats 60-31 and outscoring them 52-22 in the paint, exposing Charlotte's problems down low.

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Paul George had 16 points and 10 rebounds, while David West added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers. George Hill chipped in with 16 points and seven rebounds. Hornets 111, 76ers 99: Greivis Vasquez scored 23 points and Eric Gordon added 19 for visiting New Orleans. Ryan Anderson had 14 points, Xavier Henry scored 11 and Anthony Davis 10 for the Hornets, who are still last in the Western Conference at 12-26. Jrue Holiday led the 76ers with 29 points and 11 assists. Nick Young and Evan Turner added 14 points each.

The Sixers have been inconsistent all season and this game was further proof following a resounding 107-100 victory Saturday over the Houston Rockets. Philadelphia still hasn't won consecutive games since a three-game streak from Nov. 25-30.

The Hornets outscored Philadelphia 33-21 in the third quarter, extending a six-point halftime lead to 86-68. -- AP

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