With the outcome determined and his teammates walking back onto the court after a fourth-quarter timeout Saturday night, Indiana Pacers guard George Hill plopped down in his seat on the bench and placed a towel over his body.

Tired from playing three games in as many days?

Possibly. But Hill was exhausted from dissecting the Milwaukee Bucks defense with pinpoint shooting and passes.

Hill, less than a week from making the move to backup point guard, scored a season-high 24 points and dished out five assists in the Pacers' 125-104 victory over the Bucks at the Bradley Center.

"He can do that," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "It's not there every night. No one can be hot every night. He comes in and has the ability to get red hot and make plays. Not just scoring the basketball, but finding people as well. He did that tonight and gave us a huge lift."

The Pacers (28-19) didn't look like a team playing its third game in as many nights, as they shot 51.2 percent while scoring a season high in points. Roy Hibbert scored 16 points and David West and Danny Granger had 15 each.

The Pacers, who struggled offensively earlier in the season, have scored at least 102 points in three of their past four games.

They host the Miami Heat on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.