It wasn't long ago that Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough would catch the ball in rhythm and consistently make 15-foot jumpers.

Hansbrough scored in double figures 14 times, including seven games of at least 20 points, last month.

Opponents are defending Hansbrough better now.

He doesn't get as many open looks because defenders run at him or at least crowd him, prompting him to think longer before shooting.

"The league is on to his midrange game," Pacers interim coach Frank Vogel said. "They're running at him with a great deal of urgency to run him off the shot. I had to tell him to be more aggressive looking for that catch-and-shoot even though they're running at him."

Hansbrough went into Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards having reached double figures only twice in the past six games. He was 12-of-30 from the field in the past four.

Vogel said when Hansbrough doesn't have the shot due to good perimeter defense, he needs to dribble and attack the basket.

"I was on a good run," said Hansbrough, who scored 15 points on 5-of-10 from the field against the Wizards. "I guess it's a combination of me missing and teams playing me differently. I'm learning how to counter how they're playing me to get through it."