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                      === Hibbert, Pacers pound Bucks ===
 
 Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers weren't about to let
 the  depleted  and struggling Milwaukee Bucks  get back into the game early in
 the second half.
 
 Roy Hibbert made sure of it.
 
 Hibbert  had  24 points, eight  blocks and 10  rebounds as the Pacers remained
 unbeaten following a 104-77 triumph over the Bucks.
 
 Indiana is the first NBA team to start 9-0 since the 2002-03 Dallas Mavericks,
 who began the campaign with 14 straight victories.
 
 Hibbert was 8-of-10 from the field and sunk all eight of his foul shots, while
 Paul George added 22 points in the victory.
 
 "Our probability of winning a game should be 100 percent when Roy (Hibbert) is
 playing at that level," George said.
 
 O.J.  Mayo netted 20 points to lead Milwaukee, which has dropped four straight
 and five of its last six.
 
 The  Bucks  were without  starting point guard  Brandon Knight, starting power
 forward  Ersan Ilyasova  and bench player Caron Butler. Zaza Pachulia and Gary
 Neal both returned from foot injuries, but Pachulia had just four points on 2-
 of-14 shooting, while Neal chipped in 11 points.
 
 "We  have to learn how  to deal with it, we have to learn how to handle it and
 we have to move on from it," Bucks head coach Larry Drew said of the injuries.
 "At  some point, we'll  get our guys back and we'll really get a chance to see
 what we have."
 
 The Pacers led 31-21 after a quarter of play and by as many as 16 in the first
 half  before taking  a 52-37  advantage into  the locker  room. Nate  Wolters,
 though,  capped a 9-0 Milwaukee flurry with a layup to start the third quarter
 and pull the Bucks within 52-46.
 
 Hibbert  and  Indiana answered a  bit later in  the frame. Hibbert converted a
 pair of three-point plays during a 10-2 spurt to match the largest lead of the
 game at 71-55.
 
 Indiana  took a 75-61  cushion into the fourth, where the hosts cruised to the
 easy win.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Pacers' largest  lead was  the final  score ...  Lance Stephenson  had 11
 points  for  Indiana ... Indiana shot  50.6 percent (40-of-79) from the floor,
 while Milwaukee was just 34.1 percent (30-of-88) from the field.
 
 11/15 23:43:17 ET